Friday, March 28, 2008

This Boy's Guardian Angels Must Be Putting in Some Serious Overtime

This is his new favorite game. He unlocks the window, pulls down the top pane, and looks at the "birdie outside!" I'm not too concerned for his safety here because he only opens the top pane, and still has the bottom one to hold him in. (Although, he does know that this is a "no-no") He only opens the kitchen windows, because they are the only ones in the house that are small enough that he can reach the top pane. He hasn't figured out that you can push up from the bottom to open the windows. My worry is that he'll try this with one of the windows upstairs. I need to find some kind of device that will let me lock the window so he can't open it. The problem is that it needs to still be easy enough to open that a 10 year old can easily open it to escape in case of a fire. Anyone have any suggestions? Something for me to research.


Now here's the scary one! How did he survive this with only 2 little scratches? I wasn't in the room, but I'm assuming that he tried to climb up the dresser using the pulled out drawers as steps. Broken glass everywhere! Does this make me a terrible mother?

4 comments:

J & K said...

holy crap was the first thing that came to mind upon seeing that second picture!! I just feel alot better about my last couple of days!! How did he only get 2 scratches?? And no you are not a bad mom! Kids do crazy stuff!!

lizS said...

yowzer! give me a heart attack!! i would say that you are definitly a GOOD mom if God thinks you can handle that rambuncious a little boy. good grief!

Bruce said...

im afraid justice is my fault. you know, the whole mothers curs thing. my mom said the magic words. "i hope, someday you have a child just like you." and you all know how well the curse works. i climbed onto the roof of the house several days in a row at the age of 2 1/2. it took ever increasing beatings to get me to stop. the one that finally did it was the horse raceing whip. it left marks. i still had them when i went to the docter for my anual check up. he asked my mom about them and she told the truth. i have no idea how she stayed out of prison. i guess the docter realized that a wipping with a riding crop was better than falling off the roof, because that is what it took to make me stop. she started small(ie. a time out, and stern words) and work her way up. so you see he gets it from me. i am sory renae, i didn't know about the curse when i was doing these things.

Porter Family said...

I can't believe the second picture. That scared the poop out of me. One thing I have learned is that you might be the best mom in the entire world (which, by the way, you are) and your kids still have the opportunity to choose for themselves what they will do. If I spent every second of every day hovering over Ashlyn to make sure she stayed off of high things, I would never get anything done. So, I agree with Bruce--It's his fault!!!! :)