Thursday, February 18, 2010

Back pain explained

Last week as we were walking into the store, Max would stop, put his feet together then jump over the crack in the sidewalk. He did this over every. Single. Crack.
It was kind of cute, but then he did it again when we walked out of the store.
As we were walking along, he said "See mom, I'm being really careful not to step on the cracks so your back doesn't break!" I thanked him for being so considerate then he looked at me with a gleam in his eye, giggled, then went ahead and stepped on a crack.
This morning I was walking across the kitchen floor when Max starts yelling "NO MOM! Don't step on the cracks, or grandma's back will get hurted!" then he proceeded to tiptoe his way over the 12" square tiles on the kitchen floor.
I spent the better part of the next 30 minutes explaining to him the difference between cracks and grout lines.

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

He must have loved that.

utmomof 5 said...

cracks/ grout lines. These are details kids don't really care about :)

Karen said...

I remember that saying from when I was a child.

Momnerd said...

LOL, adorable! I still miss the cracks. I just can't help it.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'd say you need to rest a little bit in order to prevent the back pain.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Sorry, but grout lines count.

Bonnie the Boss said...

LOVE him!! You neeed to use this to your advantage. See if you can get him to dote on you for a while, because he stepped on the cracks and hurt your back.

rocslinger said...

Grout lines count. You're just going to have to be more careful.

I remember when we used to walk to elementary school (twenty years ago, yes I am that young.... Would I lie?) the asphalt and concrete were poisen. We got good at jumping.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hee hee hee I lub Max. He is so darn cute.

Takes after his mama.

Nicole said...

Maybe I can blame Rosie for all my back pain. At some point in history, I know's she's stepped on a crack.

M said...

Hmmmm....I'm sensing a kindred spirit. I remember being most industrious about not stepping on cracks when I walked home from school.

Does this adage have anything to do with fatherly back pain? If so, it might help my DH.