Friday, June 29, 2007
Watch the Quiet Ones....
I drove into my driveway after having dropped a daughter off at a friend's for a swim.
I'd been gone about 20 minutes and left Dad in charge...in our house, that can get interesting.
I watched as three 11 year old boys struggled to climb our fence.
My eyes widened as I observed them climbing on to our shed roof.
I thought they were spying on the neighborhood children.
I didn't know whether to laugh or be the "stern mama", as I realized their true plan.
Michael and his friends had pulled the trampoline close to the shed and were climbing up on the roof of it in order to jump off on to the trampoline!
I asked them what they were doing, they stated the obvious, I warned them they were not allowed to break any bones as it was only the last day of school....vacation really doesn't begin until tomorrow.
Shaking my head, I had visions of Mark pulling a similar stunt as a boy....Oh! I forgot, he wasn't quite as tame, he lit a Roman Candle in a friend's bedroom....balls of fire shooting everywhere.
I went inside to see if the man I'd left in charge had any idea what they were up to....he did not, and held his laughter as long as he could while he reprimanded the boys and put an end to their fun.
Inside, we laughed, I blamed our son's antics on my husband's reaping of his childhood sowing.
Then I remembered fondly, climbing up on the roof of our shed with my brother and sister. we didn't have a trampoline, but we had incredibly high snow drifts to soften our landing....
I guess Michael comes by it all so naturally....what kind of summer am I in for?