Monday, October 27, 2008

Fight and Make Up

It is a quiet Saturday. I am sitting at the computer wasting time in one way or another, when I notice fighting in the next room. There are words, screeches, tears and tossing of game paddles. My usual threat comes first, "If you can't work it out, it's off."

More fighting, accusations and name calling. I stand up, walk in, and turn off the TV. "I warned you," is all I have to say. That begins the blame game, finger pointing antics. I have learned to ignore these antics years ago, so back to the computer I go.

I hear a tearful child (my middle) run to the bathroom and close the door. I see the eldest and youngest whispering, and hear papers being passed under the door. I pretend to ignore them, but laugh to myself, wondering what they are up to.

Suddenly Hayden emerges, saying softly he is sorry for yelling and crying, and can they play if they agree on the guys...(what the???). I give in, and give them one more chance. They resume game play, but after about 15 minutes decide it would be more fun to go play dodge ball on the trampoline
( miracles never cease.)

I find this note in the bathroom, ripped up, but lying flat on the floor with a sharpie nearby. I have taped it together for historical purposes.



"Dear Hayden we are terribly sorry for making fun of u.....so we will make it up to you by ....getting your guys swim up to Tosha's Chang...all you have to do is convince mom to let us play
Yes or No circle"


Man, I wish the worst thing I had to worry about in my life is whether or not my guys were swimming up to Tosha's Chang.
Whatever the freak that is.

22 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Hahahaha! Man, to be a kid again.

The Mecham Family said...

That is hilarious! How priceless!!

Mommy Madness said...

Wow, you did a pretty good job taping the note up!

*MARY* said...

Circle yes or no. I love it and can't stop laughing.
Can't wait till my kids learn how to write notes, they've already got the fighting part down.

Wendyburd1 said...

Geez these are SMART kids...convince one kid to take the blame so they can get their FUN on...WOW!! I wish my sisters were that accomadating!

Lisa said...

I really wonder what Tosha's Chang is? Guess it is a game term?

This IS hilarious! I can't wait to have funny moments such as these when I am a mom.

Shellie said...

thats funny. yeah I can't wait for my kids to start writing notes too.

Me said...

Its the moments like these that make it all worth it!

ramsam said...

Yes- I am also partial to the
"all you have to do is convince mom to let us play"

and the
"circle yes or no"

I taped it with clear tape, but the scanner kind of seemed to fill in the gaps a bit. This still makes me laugh

Jillene said...

Hahahaha!! That's HILARIOUS!! I love how they won't make fun of him anymore as long as he convinces you to let them play again!! Such boys!!

slytrifecta said...

Hayden must have you wrapped around his finger and the other two know it!!!!

I think that is hysterical.

Janna

Erin said...

Did he rip it up so you wouldn't find it? That is really cute. And thankfully, no one got hurt on the trampoline, right? (At least, this time!)

TJ said...

That is so freakin' cute.

Wendy said...

I love the circle yes or no!
I love that you taped it back together and photo'd it

Shannon said...

They are hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

Gotta love those crazy kids!

Brittany said...

Hahahahaha! That is so cute!

Jo said...

That promise seems a bit, well, naughty. But that is awesome that the kids worked it out. You are doing a great job mom!

Marie said...

Love that you taped it back together!!! SO FUNNY!
L,Marie

Rowboat said...

that is so cute and adorable! i can't use enough of those two words. but i bet it makes you happy to see your kids coming up with such good solutions on their own.

Whitney R said...

LOL.

Circle Yes or No

I've made a mental note to keep my childrens notes to each other.

fittoseeJane said...

Do you remember when we fought before I went babysitting, and when I came home there was a note from you that said "I'm sorry I said your legs are freckly. You are a good sister". Siblings Rock.