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!)


Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

13-year-olds are too funny. I love how he used the moment to negotiate with you! So…are you taking him to Home Depot?

DoulaMomma said...

Lauren...I will take him to Home Depot but not because of this...I don't negotiate with terrorists! :-)...was planning on it before...

Anonymous said...

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DoulaMomma said...

great - i posted a link to your contest - the cream sounds great!