Monday, December 5, 2011

We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Daddy arrived home this weekend. He was jetlagged, but glad to be home. Of course, he wasn't half as glad to be home as I was to have him here!

We spent a pretty quiet Sunday as a family, and then it was life as usual today. That included the typical mayhem.

Sam, Isaac and Alex were playing in their room. It was cold and rainy, and they really, really wanted to jump on the beds, which is a no-no. But since we couldn't go out I decided to indulge them a bit, and put a mattress on the floor for them to jump on.

I told them they could only jump on the mattress on the floor, and I left the room. (I know, I know. What was I thinking!?)

A short while later I heard suspicious noises from the bedroom. I came down the hallway to find all three boys standing on top of the dresser, poised to jump onto the mattress on the floor.

"Absolutely NOT!" I yelled. "Get down right now!"

And they all jumped.

That wasn't what I had in mind.

So I had to add another rule to the long list around here: "No standing on the dresser. Ever. For any reason."

© Trippin' Mama 2011


Victoria said...

that is just pure boy/brother awesomeness :)

Suzy said...

When I was 5, I jumped from the second floor onto a mattress below. Landed halfway on the mattress, halfway on the floor. Tell the boys not to jump from the second floor, either.

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Thankfully we live in a single-story ranch. And we already have the rule that they are not allowed to climb ladders. Sadly, that rule was borne out of necessity, too.

Nola (Granola) said...

At least they were not standing on each others shoulders on top of the dresser.
Makes you really think through your instructions. When I was little I asked my Mom I I could go to barnyard..she said I went down the road a quarter mile to the neighbors barnyard.
Mrs Kessling came out to barnyard and asked if Mom knew I was here..I said I asked permission..She called Mom.