Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Not Again

We have a ramp outside where everyone drives their vehicle so they can stand and change their oil, work underneath, etc. It's basically a deep hole with two planks across a few heavy duty posts. Today Jevan took his tricycle out. Do you know where I'm headed with this? Yup, he drove out on the planks and went head first down in the hole. He now has battle scars across his chest heading towards his back along his side. Why, oh why? Do little boys look at these places and think "Wow what a challenge!" not caring about life or limb?

Hubby (he's home from camp) brought him up from the shop, covered in dirt and oil, tears streaming down his face, to see me. Staying clean on this Ranch is something I have long given up on and thank goodness I wasn't wearing a white shirt, because no matter what, I have to kiss and hug the owee's away. After all the trauma was over I asked him what he was going to do? Through his sniffles he said he was going outside to "lift up every rock." The story: Hubby has been extending my garden and all those rocks I threw over the fence for the past seven years need to be moved... again. He's told Jevan there's a surprise under the rocks and for two days Jevan has been lifting any and all rocks he can find, looking for that surprise... and moving the rocks ;) I told Hubby that the boy is going to get real tired, real quick, if he never finds anything. So like I was saying; after all the trauma (and to make him feel better) I secretly shoved 55 cents and one smartie at Hubby and told him to go hide them under a few rocks and within two minutes we were outside looking under rocks.

Guess who found the "surprise"?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kansas,

What a tough little guy you have there...I'm sure moving rocks must be union job and I think it pays more than 55cents and a smartie....I feel a protest coming on.....Pat

TadMack said...

Oh no!! We were three girls in our family, and we split our lips, our eyebrows, broke arms, stepped on nails -- and gave our mother fits.

She often said she was glad she didn't have a boy. And now she has one and another daughter. And the drama has begun anew!

Hang in there...!

TadMack said...

(PS: The smarties and coinage were BRILLIANT!!!)

dawn said...

Boys have to imitate their dads work. Good idea to put the coins under the rocks. It is like a treasure hunt for sure when every once in a while he finds a treasure.

Donna F said...

..Moms always come up with the best ideas. This is a great one, but Dads get to be the heroes.


Love Ya!

Darcy said...

What a great idea to hide coins under the rocks! It's about time to do a big acorn pick up here in our yard and I think I'm going to use your idea and throw a few hidden treasures amongst them for the kids to find.

Isn't it amazing how healing mommy kisses are? :)

Anonymous said...

Just like an easter egg hunt eh ab

Donna said...

Poor Jevan!! He sure gets himself into tight spots, huh? =) Oh...I remember those days...

You are an awesome mama! Hugs and kisses and money under rocks! =)