Saturday, February 28, 2009
I thought about starting an anonymous blog just for the purpose of telling stories about my kids without anyone knowing who I was or who they were. But for now, I won't do that. They did some hilarious stuff, though.
Once we were on a nature hike and one of my kids stopped dead and said, "Shhhh. I think I hear nature."
Another time, one of the kids was grounded to the bedroom and some of the others thought they would tie sheets, towels, sweaters, and t-shirts together and make a ladder to climb up through the window and sneak in to play with the prisoner. It didn't work.
The first time we left the kids by themselves they were all 11 to 13 years old. We gave them very specific instructions and dire warnings if they misbehaved while we were gone. When we got home, they met us at the door with a perfectly spotless house. One of them ushered us to the couch while another announced that they had something to tell us. This was not good. The spokesperson started off by saying, "The first thing we want you to know is that we learned a lot this evening......" It's a long story and though it included broken windows and bandages, no one was dead.
We had forks stuck on cheeks, broken bones, tears, weeping, wailing, and even some gnashing of teeth but today they are all presumed grown and no one has any permanent injuries.
I guess it worked out.