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!