Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

That tube thingy that holds the TP in place on the TP holder. It has been missing at our house for some time. The Hunky Hubby finally found it. The tube was stuffed inside our large bottle of laundry detergent. Now all we have to do is wait until the bottle is empty and then cut it apart and free out TP holder. It’s a pretty big bottle. Gonna be awhile.

I had put the boys in bed. They were supposed to be reading or sleeping. I heard loud, non-sleeping noises from their room. Shrieks of hilarity that are not normally associated with rest and relaxation. I investigated. Instead of slumber, my boys had taken Sweet Boy#2’s zebra pillow pet, dressed it in a pair of jammies, and were tossing it back and forth between the two top bunks. Aw sleep, you are so very elusive.

But the winner this week…

Ike, one of our former counselor/support staff workers at camp got a job at Slide Waters this summer. He then gifted our family with 5 free passes to the waterpark. It took all summer, but we finally found a day that we could get away and go. Last week, during a rental group. So The Hunky Hubby and I loaded up our 3 boys and hit the road for lake Chelan. I am kindof scared of waterslides. Our boys are 10, 8, and 6 years old. Our youngest was exactly 4′ tall and barely qualified to ride the big slides. I thought we would spend a fair amount of time in the kiddie area. Nope. They went down 2 kiddie rides while I was in the bathroom and that was it. The boys zipped down the 4 big slides at the top of the mountain, they enjoyed the 5 rapids tube ride, the tallest ride in the park called the purple haze, and told me that they liked riding the double tube ride with me best…”because then you get to hear your Momma scream.”

My boys are brave and man are they growing up. We did have a few scary moments. Sweet Boy#3 took off and did the huge toboggan run all on his own while the Hunky Hubby turned his back for an instant, and Sweet Boy#1 head butted Sweet Boy#2 giving him a massive bloody nose that bled all over his face and chest and his Daddy’s belly. But other than those few moments of terror and bloodshed we had a wonderful day. Thank you so much Ike for your marvelous gift. I am amazed to see my boys so brave and grown up. It forced me to be brave and go on the rides too, just so I could hang out.


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5 thoughts on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • Nicole D.

    Its okay, I wouldve been terrified to go down a water slide too.

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one.

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