The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Saturday, November 8, 2008

And I Thought Craig Was Bad

When we would be visiting Kent's parents in California, Kent's brother Craig and his wife Nicole would come over. Taylor LOVED his Uncle Craig. That's because Craig would throw him all over the place. I just knew that Taylor would end up with something broken as a result of "pwaying with Uncle Cwaig."

That being said, I surprised myself by coming up with this totally awesome (and completely un-original) idea of sledding down the stairs. So we put all of our couch cushions at the bottom of the stairs and tried it out. Taylor loved it.
This is about the moment when I realized that it might not have been such an awesome idea.

After much coaxing, I finally got Kent to try it.

After a couple of times where the sled caught a stair and Taylor went head-first down the rest of them, it's amazing he didn't break anything- like his neck or any other limbs. I could just see how a trip to the emergency room would go:

Dr. Hills (Chris or Chad): "Uh, what exactly were you doing that caused his femur to break?"

Me: "Well, I thought it would be really fun if we went sledding down our stairs."

Dr. Hills: "Um, okay." Wow, what an idiot.
Me: "It was actually fun, until the sled caught on the stair and Taylor tumbled downstairs head-first." Wow, that would really suck if he called CPS.
Kent: "It was Steph's idea." Wow, she's an idiot.
I think I'll stop freaking out when Craig throws Taylor around on the couch.


Hills' Angels said...

Oh my gosh we used to do that ALL the time growing up. Very fond memories and none of us ever hurt. (that bad)

Ros said...

I loved this!

You are a great mommy of boys!!!

Amanda said...

Wow, I'm totally behind on your blog! I had to read like 3 posts to catch up. Anyways, I love the cars in the pantry. I need something like that to remind me to not be so anal sometimes too. Second, I can't believe your couches are different! That is crazy! Costco is awesome. They will take anything back. Third, where was stair sledding while we were there?! Probably for the best we didn't try it. I'm sure Kenyon would have cried or made someone else cry. Fun times.

Ros said...

Oh and, I love your face in the stair ride picture, framed by your flying hair!

Carlie said...

I believe it would be Chris that would say, "What an idiot!". But only before Kent's gifted him with the Nutcracker DVD.

The Thomas Family said...

This looks like so much fun!!! haha!

Ros said...

I love your peanut butter frosting!

Nicole Saunders said...

I was the champ of "sledding" down the stairs when I was little. We used old nylon sleeping bags because they were extra slippery- and the perfect shape. Then one day my friend took the little mattress out of his baby sister's crib and MAN was that even better!