Whenever Clay climbs the tree outside the back door, I turn away. He climbs like a squirrel or a monkey, and holds on like a sloth or lizard, so I don't know why I worry so much. Maybe it's because he climbs wearing cowboy boots. Maybe it's because he can't seem to walk over flat ground without tripping. It could just be that I'm a mom. Whatever the reason, imagine my concern when I noticed him affixing a 6 foot long board to a branch 8 feet off the ground. Yeah. I asked what he was doing, to be informed that he was building a "teeter-totter".
"Well Don't you DARE sit on that thing - do you hear?!!" Says I.
"Don't worry mom..." he chirps back to me "...it's an ORNAMENTAL teeter-totter!"
Well THAT was a relief to find out! And since he seemed sincere, I went back about my business with a grin, shaking my head.
And I didn't. Worry, that is. ...Although sometimes it's better not to ask! :-P
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times