Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Safety rule #1 - Do not run around with a garbage can over your head

I took Brielle, Aaron and Max to IKEA today. The boys saw some garbage cans for $1.99 and decided that they each needed a garbage can for their rooms.

As soon as we got home and brought our purchases in the house, they created a new game called "Put the garbage can over your head and walk around bumping into things."

I warned them that this could be potentially dangerous and they should take the garbage cans off of their heads before someone got hurt.

I mentioned this several times.

They ignored me, and this game was great fun until Max bumped into Aaron and he fell over.

"HEY! THAT HURTED!" He screamed as he sat on the floor rubbing his head.

I pointed out to him that this was the very reason that I suggested that they not play this game, but naturally, a few minutes later, they had the garbage cans back on their heads, bumping into things again.

Soon they had another collision, this time sending Aaron's can off of his head and landing on my bare foot.

"OUCH!" I yelled.

Max looked at me and said calmly "Um.....yeah.......I bet that really hurted."


Kristina P. said...

Oh, kids.

Oh, and several people have suggested that you sell the Bedazzeled CBC Snuggies next year.

InkMom said...

We've played that game at my house, too. Not exactly my favorite.

MommyJ said...

My kids use laundry baskets, so they can still technically see, but not really. They still fall, they still bump into things, and people still get hurt.

I love kids. really. I do.

Mae Rae said...

and once again the mother is right. good thing you didn't say someone could loose an eye.

Jen said...

Hey, that's Henry's favorite game!

Jill, did you make that snuggie? If you did, I will exercise the utmost restraint to try not to fall down and worship you right now.

M-Cat said...

I don't know if I should feel lucky that mine would just grab brand new panty hose and play robbers.

Barbaloot said...

Well, first I'm impressed that you have kids that want garbage cans in their room. I mean, that's gotta be encouraging, right?

Second, that games sounds fun---but I prefer the version I played with my brothers that only involved cushions, not hard cans:)

rocslinger said...

As I look back on my youth I am beginning to see that most of my purpose for living was to vindicate what my parents told me.

I hope my daughter learns quicker than I did.

Jessica G. said...

Can I install a camera in your house? I think your family is far more interesting than the Glee marathon I've been having this evening.

M said...

Maybe you should have warned them that Mom could get hurt and that would be the end of their lives as they know them....perhaps that would have worked.

bernthis said...

more brilliant ideas brought to you by BOYS

Damama T said...

LOL! You were very gracious not to have picked it up and beaned them both with it!

Damama T said...

OOPS I'm out of practice! I forgot tocheck the email me box! xoxo