An oldie but a goodie – Children of the corn!

Isn’t it the freakiest thing to wake up in the middle of the night and find a small child hovering over you, saying nothing but staring at you blank-faced?

In a scene scarily similar to the Children of the Corn, my kids just appear out of nowhere and scare the bejesus out of me in the middle of the night.


Some seriously freaky kids!


I’d almost wish they would come screaming in the room or tried to shake the shit out out of me instead of just being quiet, still and eerily peaceful – waiting for me to feel their presence, which I always do.

This morning after poking around in the pantry I stood back and there was No. 3 – right behind me – just looking up at me with his big blue eyes, staring. I got a hell of a fright. Not to mention I nearly stood on and squashed the poor wee fella.

Kids have a way of just being there, creeping up on you when you’re trying to hide in the pantry and scoff chippies or a few chocolate biscuits without them seeing.

Or they quietly glide across the room to listen to your phone conversation and then later ask you what a ”stupid son of a bitch is”. This usually happens when the husband is home, typical.

The strange thing is my children are almost never quiet, still or peaceful and so to wake up and find them in a trance-like state is very off-putting.

Perhaps I should put a bell around their necks at night time.


Do your kids just appear out of nowhere at the most inappropriate times? Like when you’re trying to eat chocolate without them knowing?


  1. We put a lock on the pantry, mean parents x

  2. merilyn says:

    even worse than that, was a sleep walker friend of my daughter’s, who came on holidays with us to Canberra …
    we stayed in a cabin and she fell out of bed and continued walking around in a freaky trance …
    I just guided her back to bed and she remembered nothing in the morning …
    not good when it’s someone else’s child … scary stuff! … had very little sleep that holiday! … cheers m:)

  3. That’s hilarious. My children remind me of horror films for different reasons… They never seem to be quiet. Even night time visits are announced with a bellow or wail.

  4. Maybe a bell on your door – it will scare the kids too.

  5. My daughter is the same. Tip-toes at night. Scares me to death. But during the day stomps around like an elephant.

  6. Bahhaha. I totally get this. ALL OF THIS. We could probably swap kids and not notice.

  7. A bell certainly sounds good! LOL My little girl does this to me all the time. We co-sleep and she has this habit of walking around the room (unnoticed!) and creeps up on my side of the bed scaring the ^%^U&*(%%$ out of me!

  8. My kids do this often! In the middle of the night, the middle of the day – it doesn’t matter when or where, if I look the other way and look back there is usually a child standing right there. They have scared me more times then I can count on my fingers lol

  9. A bell around the neck! LOL! I had a mental image of that and it just cracked me up. SOunds like the perfect solution.

  10. …this is not children of the corn – its Village of the Damned. Children of the Corns kids have far more sharp things and stab and are generally psychopathic. Village kids are silent, appear when you least expect them and mess with you mind using their minds. Still psychos.


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