It is around my birthday, April 3rd so I thought I would share with you a story about my family and what it was like being a parent that might bring a chuckle to your life. Here is one of my stories, enjoy.
My Son Brian, who is now 35 was up in his room “cleaning.” I had gone up to the room many times to see the progress of the clean-up-job. Each time I went to the room I would see that nothing had been done. This last time however I went to see that the door had been closed. I thought he must have decided to take a nap for all of the “thinking” about cleaning he was doing. So I opened the door very slowly. Out of the corner I saw something go past my face.
Then it registered that it was GI Joe holding onto something as he was sliding down the string across my vision. I had released him from his station on the other side of the door. I followed the string that went through this makeshift house. As I watched GI Joe hang-glide past my face through the door of the house and crash at the back of the house I now realized it was part of “the plan” and Lord knows how long this child was perched behind this door waiting for me to come and release GI Joe for his trip across the room.
As I stood there trying to register what really happened my eye’s began to scan for the child that thought about all of this. He was on the floor looking into the house from a trap door on the side to see GI Joe do his crashing at the back of the house.
I looked now eye to eye and Brian said “Don’t you know Mom, I’m an inventor!” As I nodded my head yes, saying nothing, I closed the door, went down stairs to his Step-Father and said three words. He’s all yours!