Why I feel older than I really am

There is an unwritten rule that says a mom will always be needed if she is on the phone, in the bathroom, or cooking supper. Don't ask me why, that's just the way it is. Last night while I was getting ready to put our meal on the table someone started pounding on the window. Usually it would be child doing the pounding, but this time it wasn't. It was my husband yelling, "Quick! Get the camera!" Immediately the wheels start turning and panic sets in. This could be a good thing or, most likely, a bad thing. I quickly grabbed the camera and handed it to him, and he took off running. Was there a snake in the pool or a gator in the yard? Or could a child possibly be dangling precariously from a tree branch? Bingo! The good thing (or maybe not-so-good-thing) is that it wasn't my kid up at the top. It was our 9-year-old neighbor from across the street. I wonder if our homeowner's insurance policy covers something like this?His twin sister was climbing up not too far behind him. Mickey was keeping pace with her. No way was my son going to be outdone by a girl!They all three decided at the same time to climb down. At that point I turned around and headed back in the house-- too many screams and swaying branches for me! I could hear my husband calling out to them something about broken bones costing a lot of money. Thankfully they all made it safely down. The next time Mickey asks me if he can go to his friend's house to play and I say no, he should know better that to ask me why. If he'll attempt to break his neck right in front me, imagine what he might do somewhere else! His friend's mom might agree with him and think that climbing really high trees in your school clothes is a good idea. Or maybe she realizes that kids will be kids even if they know that they are causing their mothers to age prematurely.

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Friday, January 16, 2009
Why I feel older than I really am
There is an unwritten rule that says a mom will always be needed if she is on the phone, in the bathroom, or cooking supper. Don't ask me why, that's just the way it is. Last night while I was getting ready to put our meal on the table someone started pounding on the window. Usually it would be child doing the pounding, but this time it wasn't. It was my husband yelling, "Quick! Get the camera!" Immediately the wheels start turning and panic sets in. This could be a good thing or, most likely, a bad thing. I quickly grabbed the camera and handed it to him, and he took off running. Was there a snake in the pool or a gator in the yard? Or could a child possibly be dangling precariously from a tree branch? Bingo! The good thing (or maybe not-so-good-thing) is that it wasn't my kid up at the top. It was our 9-year-old neighbor from across the street. I wonder if our homeowner's insurance policy covers something like this?His twin sister was climbing up not too far behind him. Mickey was keeping pace with her. No way was my son going to be outdone by a girl!They all three decided at the same time to climb down. At that point I turned around and headed back in the house-- too many screams and swaying branches for me! I could hear my husband calling out to them something about broken bones costing a lot of money. Thankfully they all made it safely down. The next time Mickey asks me if he can go to his friend's house to play and I say no, he should know better that to ask me why. If he'll attempt to break his neck right in front me, imagine what he might do somewhere else! His friend's mom might agree with him and think that climbing really high trees in your school clothes is a good idea. Or maybe she realizes that kids will be kids even if they know that they are causing their mothers to age prematurely.

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8 Comments:
Blogger Lisa said...
Wow, those are some rather brave children! I would have hid my eyes in the house, too.

Blogger Wendi said...
Yikes! I think I would have turned around and returned to house also.

Blogger ~~Deby said...
oh dear, think that would have added a few more grey hairs...great pictures...for your MONKEYS out there.
Deby

Blogger Alesha said...
And why am I not surprised that your hubby "watched" them, and did not "stop" them! ;-D

There's no shortage of adventure at your house!

(But somebody should tell your little neighbor girl that the handsome knights like to "rescue" the princess not "race" her to the top! LOL!)

So glad you had the camera handy!
Alesha

Blogger Faith said...
Oh wow. I LOVE the pics!
I would have turned around too though :)
When my oldest was 11, we were in Maine at my husband's uncle's house and I couldn't find her....little did we know she had climbed halfway up the apple tree in their big backyard with her 2 cousins....scared me half to death and I joke that that is when I had to start coloring my hair....she turned me grey!
Kids....never a dull moment!

Blogger Lori said...
I just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. I completely understand the feeling of old.

I have to honestly say, that could have been my son in the top of the tree. He is a climber!

Blogger Missy said...
oh how i can relate! my kids have had more injuries than i'd like to remember. funny, though.....boys are supposed to take more risks that usually lead to injuries....not in my house. it's the girls that take all the risks :)

hope your having a wonderful weekend!

Blogger Arlene said...
So far, my son isn't too much of a climber... I'm sure that will change in the future, though! I know if it had been us, my husband would have been the one taking pics, too!

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