May 2, 2006

The Things Boys Do!


Usually the first thing my boys ask me to do when we get home from school is play the X-Box. I am not a big fan of them sitting in front of the TV playing video games for hours on end---believe me it would last hours if I didn't time them--so, if I let them play it is timed. Today they played for 20 minutes, then I threw them out of the house! My mom used to lock us out of the house even though she swears she was locking Jeffrey INSIDE the house! Whatever, all I know is that we couldn't get back in for hours. If we were thirsty, we drank out of the water hose on the side of the house. Oh, we weren't deprived or anything, Mom just didn't want us going IN and OUT, IN and OUT! I can still hear her yelling, "Shut that door!" "Get in or get out, one or the other!" And all those things mom's yell at their kids about paying the electricity bill and what not. So, today after I threw my kids in the backyard so I could get a little peace and quiet while I was blogging! hehehe.....I heard this awful noise that sounded like they were beating the fire out of the tetherball...then high pitched squeals of laughter followed. Naturally, I was curious as to what was going on, so I first got my camera....always ready for a blog photo...(my Aunt Patti taught me today to always be ready!) and found my boys playing tetherball, and loving it. They were loving it because they had modified it to fit their liking....they were not hitting the tetherball with their hands, as it should be done....they were hitting it with golf clubs. Oh! The sheer joy of hitting the tetherball as hard as you can with a golf club made Annalisa jealous. She told me, "MOM, my boys won't let me play yif them!" So, next thing I know she is walking up "yif" a golf club to play with "her boys"! It was a rather dangerous moment...can you tell from the picture? But, I am always pleased when my kids find a way to entertain themselves and it doesn't involve sitting in front of the TV like a vegetable! Kids can still be imaginative and creative and it does them a world of good!

9 comments:

Patti said...

Now ya see... before Caci started working at my school, she would probably had a problem with her kids beating the crap out of a tetherball and the pole. Her philosophy now... as long as it is not another human being... it's acceptable form of entertainment.hehehe And yes, Caci is learning to always have a camera on hand and she is probably thinking to herself "maybe I shouldn't do that...someone may be lurking close by with a camera"...

Caci said...

LOL....that is soo true after today! I laughed when I told Ben and Katy about my day! I was so glad someone made me laugh at school!! And yes that is my philosophy!

Melissa said...

Boys, Boys, Boys! I guess my day is coming.

Caci said...

You just wait!!

Wonderful Windy said...

They are just working on strength for baseball. They really want to hit the BALL hard. or Eachother...either way...a harder HIT!!!

Wonderful Windy said...

They are just working on thier STRENGTH for baseball. They really want to hit the ball...or eachother...either way a harder HIT!!!

Caci said...

Yeah! I am just glad they didn't hit Annalisa!

Michael said...

So, let me get this straight:

It's not okay for the kids to sit for hours playing Xbox, which could greatly increase their hand eye coordination, help them in sports, and get them a great career as a fighter pilot or "Professional IT."

But it is okay for you to spend hours blogging, which seems a little like playing Xbox without the added benefits.

What kind of example is that?

And I'm not even going to remind you that the next step after putting your sister in physical danger with a golf club is to ask her to "stand here, be still, and trust me."

Caci said...

yeah, let's not go there! the blogging thing is for my sanity...and "when they are the parent they can do whatever they want!" Ever heard that line before? LOL