Posted on February 02nd, 2011 in levi
follows the rules
Perfect example: one of the rules in our home is no jumping on the couch. We explained to the boys that we worked hard to save up money to buy the couches & that we need to take care of them so that they will last a long time.
Yesterday: We (the boys & I) are playing tag/chase while Heidi watches & squeals with delight at the fast pace action. Well, I (mommy) soon realize the boys have gotten bigger & faster since the last time we played this & that they are gaining on me, so I think quick and jump on the ottoman and then jump on & over the couch to get away from the boys when all of the sudden
becomes hysterical & starts crying
I think he got hurt, so I rush to his side and try to calm him down & figure out what is the problem. After he calms a tad, he starts saying over & over & over again, “you just jumped on the couch”
I tried to not laugh, but really? Well, my laughter did not go over real well, in fact it brought more tears.
the reason for the tears & concern: because I (the mommy) jumped on the couch, I was going to be disciplined by Daddy for messing up the couches. After I explained that I wasn’t going to get in trouble, panic came over him because in his words “I just know you are going to tell Daddy we did it” - no, really, Levi- Mommy doesn’t have to say, “but I didn’t doooo ittttt!, it was themmm!!!!” so finally after explaining that everything/everyone was okay, Levi finally calmed down, especially when I told him that I would not jump on the couches again.
Things I learned: 1. Play by the book when playing with this kid 2. I can run & with 1 big hop jump over the couch gracefully