Having eight children living under the same roof means that my house is loud, full of activity, and did I mention LOUD? Of course having six boys makes it even louder.
The other day Sebastian asked if he could put his hockey net in the playroom if he cleaned it up. I said sure, knowing full well that the playroom was a disaster thanks to him, his brother Ryley and a friend. No way was that room getting cleaned up.
Well when you have a house full of children……………..
LESSON 1: Always listen to what your children are saying.
LESSON 2: Never underestimate them.
So a few hours later as I was folding the never ending piles of laundry and I hear Sebastian yell out to his brother Joshua. “Are you gonna help me! It’s stuck!”
As much as I didn’t want to know what was going on I knew I had to investigate.
Shit! I couldn’t believe my eyes – in the stairway leading to the basement was Sebastians hockey net – stuck between my rather expensive pantry and the wall.
The scream somehow flew out of my mouth. “What are you doing!” Duh! as if it wasn’t obvious.
In a somewhat annoyed voice Sebastian reminded me that I told him he could put his hockey net downstairs in the playroom as long as he cleaned it up.
He was correct. Whoops, this is why you should always abide by Lesson 1 and 2 that I listed earlier.
Of course it hadn’t occured to Sebastian that it would have been easier to take apart the net before attempting to take it downstairs. It took over half an hour to get it unstuck.
Here is a picture of my pantry and wall thanks to the net.
What about you – what have your children done to add to the home decor?
Until next time,