Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ultimate "Mommy Trap"

For quite a while now, when play dates with the Price boys would start to come to the time for "Good byes", the kids would disappear and begin building a fort ("The Mommy Trap") of toys, books, blankets... basically anything they can get their hands on in an effort to keep mommies from getting the kids. Well today was no different, but they took it up a notch. Julie and I had been having an amazing conversation that lasted almost an hour, until we heard a cry and realized it was coming from the upstairs. This is a violation of one of the Price rules, the kids can't go upstairs. So I hurry up there to see why someone is crying. The bathroom door (which leads to Nate's room) and Nate's bedroom door are shut. I try to open both, but neither budge. Once we pushed and squeezed through we found out why. The kids had blocked both doors in an effort to keep us out and them in.

Bathroom door

Bedroom door (angle 1)

Bedroom door (angle 2)

The punishment was for the kids to clean it all up and they are now grounded from each other for a week. After we got home Julie texted me to tell me that when she asked Nate what was going through his head, he started crying and replied, "I don't want Owen to go to Boston. I was sure that would work." (I love that little man!) Then Owen walked up to me and said, "Mommy, I'm going to tell the truth about what happened at Nathan's house. I'm sorry I didn't listen to Julie. Going upstairs was my idea. We were going upstairs to get away from the spiders." I told him he knew better. Then he said, "I was having so much fun, I didn't want to stop." You've got to love HONESTY!!!

BTW- Allie was the one who was crying because the boys were squirting hand soap at her. :)


Julie said...

I do realize a week may be too long. We will just plan to see you on Monday :)

george said...

Mighty young to "man up"....I am susre that the move will be disruptive in many ways....that show themselves before the trip!

Emz said...

this is hilarious.

corners were made for these piles, I am sure.

Angie said...

they're all just so sad to see you go...