So what’s a Mom to do? I chose to use this to my advantage. Let’s look at the facts:
First, I warned them they could and would probably get hurt. The fine print read…these injuries include but are not limited to broken bones, permanent paralysis, and or death. I made them both sign on the dotted line stating I was not responsible. I would also get to say “I told you so” when they did get hurt reaffirming their Mother’s knowledge and all knowingness in their minds.
Secondly, Either I could use up MY energy telling them no and breaking their little hearts or let them completely and entirely wear themselves out before bedtime. (This winter weather has made bedtime a bit of a chore. They aren’t worn out enough by bedtime and it takes them way too long to go to sleep. This results in spankings. So Grandparents before you go judging me for letting them do this activity think about the spankings I was actually saving them from getting. I did this for you…really.)
Thirdly, it was just a no brainer….sometimes mom’s just gotta be an awesome and crazy mom!
So our evening entertainment was jumping off Mom and Dad’s bed into the pile of pillows on the floor.
I forced them to jump off shouting “Our Mom is the COOLEST!!!”
At one point Liz jumped off and after landing said “If we die we go to heaven.” I really don’t even know what to say about that. I just laughed. I’m going with the fact that she was reviewing her Sunday School lesson, not determining if this was a safe thing to do!
“I’m all right, I’m all right!” Name that quote! That's for you Dad. And, yes, Kate is in her dress from church still. Or as Brandon call it her costume. :)
(Also please note that Awesome Mothering saftey feature of the uncovered outlet behind her. Mom of the year!)
Both sets of grandparents are on their way over to our house right now to take the children! They now understand why I don’t flinch when Kate stands on the bar stools or when they fall over on their bike.
Unless they are actually hurt; then I run, (que dramatic music, may I humbly suggest Chariots of Fire), quickly to their aid and nurse them back to health with popsicles and other sugary things. Why? Because, their Mom…is the COOLEST!
Sometimes you just need to have a little fun! :)