Monday, August 11, 2008

CSI: Suburbia

Two weeks ago, I hosted a good-bye soiree for my dear friend, Jenni, and her family; they're off to Colorado. I don't know what I am going to do on my nights out of the house without Jenni. She and I had many similar interests and were, therefore, involved in several of the same groups (Book Club, Card Exchange, Recipe Swap and Quilt Group, to name a few). We have also been partners in our church's Visiting Teaching program for the past 5+ years. To say I'll miss Jenni is an understatement. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Michael will miss her husband, Adrian, as one nerd can only miss another. I was busy trying to be the hostess with the mostess the night of their farewell, so I didn't snap any photos. Good thing Cami was around with her fancy new camera!

Anyway, after an evening of general mayhem in my house (which is somewhat smaller than both my good intentions and my feelings of hospitality) I went down to the playroom and discovered a gruesome crime scene. Warning: this is not for the faint of heart. The images you are about to see may not be suitable for young children, especially if said children are fans of a certain Latina preschooler with a purple backpack.


The victim was actually hung in triplicate! Not once, not twice, but three times poor Dora was hung by her little neck off the top bunk of the spare bed. Apparently, the calling card of the killer is a black polka dotted hair ribbon. The motive for such a heinous crime is still undetermined. We are following the leads we have, but in the meantime authorities have asked that you keep all your Nick Jr. paraphernalia safely under your supervision. They say the prime suspect is a real fox!

12 comments:

Tracy said...

You have sick children! I blame the parents. Selena saw the pictures and blamed Maia and said Mackenna was "so upset." Case closed -- go execute the punishment. I'll send you the bill for my daughter's therapy after witnessing such a horrific act.

Kellie said...

Wow Mendy. I hope that this gets lots of mileage as a classic family story in future days. Bless poor Dora's hearts.

Jann said...

Very funny. It was a fun party, thanks for doing that.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! so my murder was noticed. good detective work tracy!(tee-hee)

Jenni said...

Oh Mendy I miss you so!! You were so ultra kind to throw the going away party for us and I'm so sorry such a horrific act happened that night!!!:) I love that you got crime scene photos though! I hope the perpetrator sees the errors of his/her ways and commits no more similar offenses!:)

Cami said...

HA HAHAHAHAHAAA!! Oh man, that's horrible. It reminds me of a part in The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot, where the heroine puts nails in her doll's head and bangs it against a post over and over when she's upset. VERY frightening!!

Jenni's party was such sweet sadness. Too bad my "fancy camera" also needs a fancy photographer to go with it!! Still, it was documented.

Dawn said...

Wow Mendy, This could take many years of therapy but hopefully there will be a good outcome for whichever one of your little puppies did this. ALWAYS have hope

Julia A said...

That is just heinous! I can't believe the children picketing your house, demanding the police do something!

Seriously though, thanks for hosting the happy/sad event. And I'll be sure to warn my nieces about their Dora dolls!

Anonymous said...

How could this have happened to such a nice doll. My sister cut open our Betsy Wetsy to see how she worked and it took many years to get over it. Send Mackenna to me and I will help her through her difficult time.

Esther

Amber said...

R.I.P, Dora #1; R.I.P, Dora #2; R.I.P., Dora #3. R.I.P.

Beckie said...

Poor, poor Dora.

maia said...

nice comments you left me mom, thanks!

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