Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?

For today’s post, I want to change things up a bit and use a humorous story to illustrate a point.  About a month ago, I told my eldest child to clean his room and go downstairs to play after he was finished.  My bedroom is on the same floor and I was finishing cleaning the bathroom while he worked.

When I came out of the bathroom, I walked down the hall to my child’s room.  I didn’t hear anything (which is a bad sign) and wanted to know what was going on.  Upon entering his room, I found everything clean and in order.  Therefore, assuming all my directions were followed, I decided to take clothes out of the dryer to my bed and sort them.

As I was sorting them, I noticed I hadn’t made the bed yet so I stopped and reached underneath the comforter for the bed sheet.  As soon as I did, my child rose quickly from underneath the covers and scared the (insert curse word) out of me.  I’m not sure how high I jumped but I’m confident I set a personal record.

While I understand it’s important to know where our children are for a variety of reasons, I have placed the scare factor as one of them.  The boy really got me good.

Though unimportant to the story, here are two additional notes.  The first one is after I regained my composure; I jumped on top of my child and tickled his ribs for quite a while for pulling that prank.

The second note is that he has tried to scare me since but I’m on to him.  I could make him stop by using consequences but that would take the fun out of it.

I’ll check in with you again on Tuesday.  Have a great weekend with your family!

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4 comments

  1. Cute story! Glad you had fun with it after your heart starting beating again!

  2. Sandra says:

    Glad I found you through the Friday Blog Hop! I really like your blog and the value it has for parents. I am the parent of adult children, but let me tell you, maybe you should consider writing a book about that too! Not always easy to navigate. Following.

  3. Angela says:

    I think I would play along and act frightened. Thanks for linking up to the Wild Weekend Hop, Clayton. Hope you have a super weekend!

  4. Sonia Garcia says:

    Visiting from Voiceboks. Thank for visiting my site. I enjoyed your story. Can't wait until my kiddo does this to me. It's so fun being a parent. I really enjoyed reading your blog.
    Keep in touch,