19 January 2011
snippet of motherhood part 2...you have got to be kidding me!
I just caught my oldest, 13, about to snowboard down a ramp he created in the backyard...made from my teak outdoor FURNITURE!
It should also be noted that he was wearing shorts (boxer shorts maybe?) and a tshirt and snowboarding boots...no pants, no jacket, no helmet...sigh
me: "are you insane? stop immediately and put everything back right now!"
him: "it's fine - stop freaking out"
me: "it's so NOT fine...never do this again"
him: "well, I guess I can never have ANY fun around here!"
me: "I guess not"
him: "will you finally take me to Home Depot so I can get PVC pipe and build a rail then??"
me: ...silence and deep breaths...
(the above photo is, thankfully, not in my yard or that of anyone I know!)