August 02, 2007

Which Story To Tell?

There is nothing I can think of that compares to having children. I still wonder what I use to laugh at before kids. They are a constant reminder of how funny life can be...

Yesterday I volunteered to take care of a friend's three year old while she try to 'de-flea' her house. The boys love him. I like having him around because he is extremely well behaved and very verbal. We get together at least once a week if not more and have been for almost a year now. But... not usually for 4 or 5 hours.

The funniest part happened when she arrived to pick him up. He is an only child. Yaa.. you can see where this is going. He decided it would be fun to play 'huggy wuggy' with my boys. You remember me telling you about this game? Imagine adding a third child to the 'hug'. I believe the name got changed to something like "Push Down". Now my boys got hit, and had a few marks... but this poor child was not use to having a boy his age jump on his back or land on him when everyone was falling. He got his nose hit by an elbow, then another elbow in the back... enough was enough.

Instead they played tag. Uhhhh... on slippery wood floors. Yep... I'm not sure if Tater accidentally ran into him or if he just slipped on his own.. but he went headlong into a wall. I tried not to laugh. His mom was about the same. I asked her at the beginning if she wanted it stopped and she said no. I warned her that it usually ended up with everyone getting hurt. She still went along with it. And guess what??? She couldn't help but smile to see what was said and done and we are going to her house today. Yep, life will be more entertaining.

Wish me luck. We are going swimming...

Posted by vw bug at August 2, 2007 06:20 AM | TrackBack

Having an only child here, I like to have him in the fray. He needs to learn to stand up for himself, and that's the only way it's going to happen!

Sounds like fun... what a good friend you are!

Posted by: Marie at August 2, 2007 08:01 AM

OMG!! I *still* have days like that!!

Posted by: Richmond at August 2, 2007 01:50 PM