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07 January 2009

Rite of passage

Just thought I'd catch up on some of the kids antics.

Today Riley completed a Glazier child rite of passage. She got her leg caught in the end table. Caleb did this a few years ago; I freaked while Bryan lotioned his leg and carefully removed it. I can remember it like it was yesterday, his leg was bent with the knee sticking through two bars of the mission style end table. Today I hear Riley calling that she was stuck, with a quiet cry. When I saw what was going on, I thought I'd seen that before. Same position. This time I didn't freak. I calmed her down and asked her not to move, then I went to get her favorite lotion. I covered her leg and she helped me remove it. She said it hurt, but was too preoccupied with rubbing in the excess lotion, then trying to get some for her hands too. So, for girls, lotion works double time.

Antic number two, yesterday I was sitting on the couch catching a glimpse at the news while the kids played out back. I had opened the window so I could hear them better. Next thing I hear is, let's try this. Then I see and feel dirt flying in front of my face. They had tested the screen to see if dirt would go through or bounce off as it does on a window. Needless to say, they had to wipe up the windowsill, floor, etc. It was very messy (but you do have me beat, Amanda).

I'm sure I'll add more soon, these things tend to happen every day. :)

1 comment:

thePiks said...

Every day is an adventure! It's funny how there are some things you hear come out of a kid's mouth and you know you better RUN and see what they're up to!!! And yes, after 3 moppings, my floor is still sticky. It may never be the same!