Thursday, March 26, 2009

Adventures in parenting

Kids are hilarious! I'd like to be in their heads for a few minutes each day to see why and how they think of the things they do........

The girls were playing loudly and I asked them to play in their rooms if they weren't going to play outside. A few minutes later Laura comes out tell me they are mad. She goes back in the room and comes out again. This time she says they are running away. Keyword: they. Never once did she say "I am". It was all "we". I think a big sister was feeding her stuff to say. haha! Then she comes out saying "We are running away because you put us in time out!" Hmmmm...interesting....I never put them in time out today. So while trying to keep from laughing, I said "fine pack a bag and go then...just run away." And she did! And I got video of it. Typical mommy in 2009...gotta get the digital camera out first.¤t=100_2510.flv

After that I told her to go play with Katelyn til daddy came home. She could run away then. I was thinking I'd follow her (with the camera of course) and see how far she'd go. Instead she went into the room and became repentent. About 5 minutes later she came out all puppy dog eyed and with a sad voice and a hug said "Mommy we're sorry we hurt your feelings. We're not runnying away."

Darn it! It would have made for some good pictures and video if she had! ;)


Amy Pickledpigsfeet said...

I love it! I remember when Lane told me that he was running away. I helped him pack his bag and let him know what he'd need. He said that he'd have to come back to get the rest of his stuff later. By the time he was done packing he realized that it would just be better for him to stay at home. I didn't think to take pictures of his running away.

Anonymous said...

That's so cute. My older son decided to run away when he was in kindergarden. After he took off down the street, I decided I better follow him because he was just mad enough and sure of himself enough to really go quite far. After a couple blocks, he turned and asked me what I was doing. I told him if he was running away, I'd have to come with him. After a couple more blocks, he turned and said if I was coming, he might as well stay home....but he was still mad at me. LOL

The Crazy Coxes said...

That is funny! I wish we could see more pics! ;)

My kids never ran away. What did I do wrong?

GREENLAW said...

cute story... love the idea of you following them with a camera!