Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blankets

I love the sounds of my children working together.




"LOOK OUT BELOW!"
Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk. "That was awesome! Do it again."
"Ok, just wait while I set the blankets up again."

Several minutes go by in quiet, and intense, industry. Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk. "Weeeeeeeeeeee... Did you see how fast I went?"

"Lets try it on our pillows this time, then we can go extra fast!" "Ok! I'll go get them." "While you guys get the pillows I'll get it set up again." "Wow, that looks great. This will be the best one ever." "Wait, Monster Man hasn't had his turn yet." "Oh yeah, go ahead."
Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, THUNK!

Apparently they will cooperate with each other for several hours when it comes to achieving maximum speeds while sliding down the stairs into a massive pile of blankets. Now if only I could get them to direct that same group effort into actually cleaning up the downstairs.

*sigh*

12 comments:

RayNTin said...

How fun! I remember doing that when I was a kid.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Wait til they find out mattresses work even better!!!!

Rachel said...

Golly - that looks like a blast! Couch cushions work good too ;)

Jeanette said...

Why is it my kids energy level always seems to drop suddenly when I announce it is time to clean up?

My siblings and I did that sort of thing as kids but we always had to do it when mom or dad was not around because they never would have let us do it. So that leaves me wondering if I will be the type of mom who will let my kids slide down the stairs into a pile of blankets or make them wait until I am not home to do it? hmmm...

Becky said...

I love this.

Sarah said...

Oh, I totally used to do that! Pity there are no steps in my apartment...

Debbie said...

What fun! Stairs are the best! My boys push the blue couch over to the bottom of the stairs- then jump from the stairs onto the couch. They also like throwing balls or balloons down the stairs. One at the bottom to catch and the other at the top to release. I feel bad for my neighbors, but the fun they have is priceless.

The Leinonen family said...

oh man - look at that pile of blankets they've acquired... lol - too bad they NEVER want to clean up as much as they like to get it out!

Lisa said...

Cute! Teen-agers do this, too! Fun!

Michal said...

i love it! sounds like an afternoon well spent.

perilloparodies said...

Oh, My! It has been TOO long since I checked in!! thanks for the giggle...

it has been such a long while since i have stopped by, and i am happy to see that you are still as busy as ever with your fun activities and laughter and ice cream. i hope you are well... I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I am hosting a giveaway, and i thought I would invite you to come over to my new papercutting and craft blog to check it out. Have a great day...

Celita
where the giveaway is... http://daysease.blogspot.com/2009/04/it-has-been-year.html

family blog
http://perilloparodies.blogspot.com/

Yarntangler said...

2 of my boys set up an elaborate system of track that careened around the banister and covered the entire staircase one day. It took them most of the day to set it up for one glorious race with match box cars.

Made it difficult to get to the downstairs (only) bathroom or front door from the upstairs living room. But when they finally let the cars go and ended up with perfect runs that resulted in a tie they were ecstatic.

Oh did I mention my boys were 19 and 27 at the time?