And then there's the two youngest...while sitting at home a couple of evenings ago, the teen declared, as is not unusual, that she was b-o-r-e-d. That's okay, I'm not against the kids being bored. It means everything's okay, they're safe, and life is just fine. :) It also means that 9 out of 10 times they're going to come up with something creative to do. On this particular night, my daughter decided to throw me a surprise party in the basement. She recruited her little brother and they made signs, decorations, and an activity list of fun things to do...top on the list, jumping of course (what could be more fun than jumping, right?). A lot of work and secrecy went into that party, so it was very endearing. You know the scene:
"What are you kids doing?"
"OH... nothing, nothing at all, Mom!"
And then the eventual, "Close your eyes...come with us, okay, don't look yet... Surprise!"
The pictures that resulted from our jumping event (I'll spare you the ones of this old lady jumping around with them) were quite amusing, and in a flash...there was zero mention or thought of the dreaded "B" word. Instead there were two kiddos laughing to beat the band, and an older brother unsuccessfully trying to hush them, which of course made them laugh harder. Yet one more night of fun credited to boredom.
Excuse the little guy being in only his underwear...for some reason they thought that would make the pictures even funnier, and it did.