While reading a great post over at The Parenting Myth the other day, it reminded me of something. She mentioned how silence while the children are not sleeping is a bad thing.
That made me think of a specific moment from my boy's childhood that was quite memorable.
Awake children (about 8 & 5), silence, white paint & a 25 lb. bag of birdseed do not go together in a way that will be pleasing to a mother. It was however, very pleasing for said 8 & 5 year old, that is until momma found them.
They had started by mixing a little birdseed in with the paint. (To this day I still don't know how they got the paint can open.) Then a little splashed on one of them. By the time I found them they were coated in paint & birdseed. I was tempted to leave them in the yard & let the robins clean them so I wouldn't have to.
I remember feelings of horror, this room will never, ever, be clean again & I will be finding birdseed for years! Then I laughed. I laughed until I almost peed & the terrifed look on my boy's faces was instantly replaced with glee.
Laughing is the only thing you can do in these situations & it's still a hilarious memory. I only wish I had thought to grab the camera, but it's one of those mind pictures that I will never forget.
I love my boys & I love the crazy situations they've gotten me into over the years. It sure has been a journey!
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