Sunday, February 27, 2011


Remember the scene from Home Alone, Kevin sledding down the stairs in his house and flying out the door? I'm sure I'm not the only one who wanted to do that same stunt as a kid. Well we kinda recreated that scene at our house, except we used our outside stairs. Actually Jeff, Sydney, and Jordyn did it. I was the videographer. Yes, I know not the safest or probably brightest thing to do, but we still did it. I have never claimed we are people with high IQs or in MENSA. I'll be the first to claim that our kids don't have parents that are overly paranoid about adventure and/or "fun things." This definitely adds to the list of possibly dangerous and stupid things. Do you actually want me to name of few on the list?? Ugh fine, I will....just don't call child protective services please. We put Sydney on waterskis when she was 2 1/2 years and didn't know how to swim (that scared me), pulling my kids on a sled behind a 4 wheeler, Sydney riding alone on a ski chair lift (I was scared she was going to fall off knowing her), Sydney jumping off a 12 ft. diving board, those are to name a few. Can I blame Jeff for most of these? Yes, and I do. I don't want to freak out our kids so I stay calm on the outside and freak out on the inside and pray no one gets hurt. Back to sledding, no one got hurt and I did remind Jeff to put on helmets. They both loved it. On the trial run by himself Jeff kinda sledded (is that a real word?) into the gate nailing his foot....and yet we still let the girls go w/ Jeff. The more I write, the more you're questioning my competence as a mother I know, so I better wrap this up. This morning I stopped Jordyn just as she was about to sled down our curved stairs INSIDE our house. See how ideas evolve to other dangerous ideas. Jordyn already comes up w/ crazy ideas on her own she doesn't need us to help her with that.


Coordination Queen said...

But they will always have fabulous memories of their childhood and everyone else will be jealous! Keep up the good work!

Kirsten said...

That looks like so much fun!!! You guys had helmets on so it was a totally safe activity!

Anonymous said...

Dad and I laughed!! It does look like fun! I spent your entire childhood looking calm on the outside and FREAKED out on the inside as Dad had you cliff jumping and back flipping off the houseboat etc! I feel that anxiety for you! XOXOfluctupe