Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Climbing the Walls
When I was younger, I remember spending lots of time climbing the walls and doorways of our many different houses. As kids we would climb the walls and sit up by the ceiling talking, daring people to run underneath us, or seeing who could jump down from the ceiling without lowering themselves down first. Well, the other night I decided it was time to teach the kids how to do this. It had never even crossed their minds as something they could do. Once they figured it out, the girls spent the rest of the evening going up and down the walls having a blast. The boys however are still a little too short to do it so they were quite upset by the fact that they couldn't join the girls up by the ceiling. Soon enough, soon enough. Then we'll have all of them lining the hallways acting like monkeys. Makenna was especially proud of herself. It took her a while to get enough courage to make it all the way up so her head could touch the ceiling. She'd get with in an inch, get scared and drop to the floor. Once she finally did it she was jumping and shouting and hyper for the rest of the night. Simple pleasures bring the greatest joys!