Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Word to the Wise(r than I)

If you find yourself in the middle of an "I Think I'll Do a Spontaneous Fun Mom Thing" moment and this is uncharted territory for you, beware.


Especially beware if it involves dragging child-sized table and chairs onto the back deck and then loading the table with a bin containing the contents of three bags of dried beans and various kitchen utensils.


Before you unleash your children, take note of how big the cracks are in your deck. Smaller than the beans? Good. Bigger than the beans? Fine. The same size as the beans?


I would say, "Don't ask me how I know to do this," but we all know how I know. I should have stuck with, "Fifteen minutes cleaning your bedroom and then find something to do outside," but inspiration struck. Hard. (ouch!)



  1. Yes, the "inspired" moments often lead to more work.

  2. That's just crazy. Just when you try and let the kids do something extra it turns out to be more work for mom. :)

    I let my kids play in mud and earthworms last week and they had a great time but I had a mountain of dirty laundry and muddy footprints to clean up. Of course I will let them do it again!


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