Monday, April 13, 2009

The Impostor

The Impostor has left. We don't know who she was. We never did get a ransom note. But we're happy she stopped wearing Hope's clothes, slurping her Pediasure and soiling her diapers.

It was a strange, creepy trick, not unlike whoozit -- Beelzebub? -- and Regan MacNeil in "The Exorcist." We figure the Impostor must've pulled the switcheroo somewhere in Cleveland, giving Hope the heave-ho and pulling the doppelganger routine on us.

We know it couldn't have been our happy-go-lucky, inquisitive, curiously-obsessed-with-buttons-and-zippers-fussbudget. The Impostor cried a lot, didn't seem to care about much besides sleeping and generally seemed aloof and miserable.

After two weeks of dealing with the no-goodnik, we were happy to show her the door and welcome back the kid who laughs uproariously when we put a pair of way-too-big glasses on her face. We dig her. She's mostly all the way back now, although the Impostor has been seen lurking in the driveway, tossing dice and muttering under her breath.

It was a rough go for a while, dealing with the Impostor. But Hope had it far worse, dealing as she was with whatever it was for two weeks. The fog lifted slowly, but it's been sweet and nice to be reacquainted with our happy girl. We missed her a lot.


~Rachel said...

fun post. I am glad you have your Hope back.

The Watczaks said...

i love the way you guys word things! gotta have humor in situations like this, huh?

i'm so glad to hear she's back!

Misty said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! that is too funny! glad she is better!

Anonymous said...

That was too funny for words. Loved Lulu in the specs. Now you have to do a post with Hope's 2 teeth! Can't wait to see them.
I'm so happy she's back!!
Love and Hugs,
Grandma Clem xoxo

heidi @ ggip said...

I'm so glad she is finally better! What a cute video with the glasses. :)

Rachelle said...

I really love the video. You do a great job. It's cute that Hope digs glasses. Glad to know the great mysterious imposter is gone and you got your adorable Hope back. I'm happy she's feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Teeth??!! Hope has two teeth??

Grandma K.

Jan said...

Hilarious! And when did I miss that Hope is sitting up with no props? My, she's progressed so much! Very cool.

Staci said...

I so enjoy reading your blog posts! Hope is so beautiful! Glad she is feeling better!

Deni aka Mrs Chicken said...

Gotta love that smile! Glad to hear she is back to herself again and getting on top of her health :)

Aunt Molly said...

You're getting the hang of the Mac I see...super cute video. Her hair is getting long -- I love it! Miss all of you!

Love you much,
Aunt Molls

heidi @ ggip said...

Little Hope is famous! I got the CdLS foundation letter you guys wrote today. It was very wonderful!

Thanks for helping the foundation this way. :)