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Boys Play Rough

Posted by Kristen on August 31, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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I heard rumors of this rough-housing but I honestly had never really experienced it myself before now. I don't know if I have just had my head in the sand for decades or what.

The other night I came home from a brief respite away from my children (which landed me in the Washington Post) to my husband sitting on the couch, visibly exhausted.

K: What happened? Are you okay?
D: I'm fine. Your children are crazy.
K: I know. What did they do now?
D: They were jumping from the ottoman to the couch to my head back to the couch back to the ottoman.
K: That sounds about right.
D: For 15 minutes.
K: Yep.
D: Without stopping.
K: Uh huh.
D: Then we wrestled on the floor for another 15 minutes.
K: Uh huh.
D: Didn't you run them today?
K: Like one would, say, run a dog? No. I did not.
D: They were crazy.
K: And the baby?
D: He so looked like he wanted to be in the middle of everything.
K: That's my boy.
D: I'm too old for this.
K: Me too.

Nate woke up the next day with scratches across his face and what appeared to be a bruised nose. Ethan had a scratch behind his ear and something going on with his forehead. When I asked them both if their injuries hurt, they looked at me like I was crazy. I promptly cut their nails. And this one? I think we may have more of the same.



Kerri writes...

OMG I love this post! I have two boys - one is 5 and one is 2. They are totally wild! They also love to jump on the couch, bed, each other, and me. My husband (a single child) is around this for a VERY short amount of time (because of his job) and acts shocked. I, on the other hand, have been dealing with this all day and am just glad to have someone else to serve as a landing pad for the boys. Maybe my bruises will have time to heal.

Pam writes...

I know have a permanent skull fracture on my forehead after our son decided to "headbut" me just for fun. Really, what girls do this?!

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