Thursday, March 10, 2011

Moments in Bad Motherhood

It has been getting warmer and J has been enjoying some freedom in our back yard. He has figured out how to get out there all on his own, it is a relatively safe place so I have not been stopping him from making frequent and sometimes lengthy trips out there. He hasn't yet figured out how to let himself back in the house and so I try to listen for a little knock, or a muffled "Mama". Yesterday I heard a pretty loud cry and so I hurried to the back door......and this is what I found.
Can you blame me that I didn't let him in right away. But rather that I ran as fast as I could and got my camera. I think most mothers would have taken several pictures, wouldn't they? Yes, this was one of my moments of bad motherhood. I love my son, I do, but I think that moments like these need to be remembered. I look forward to the day when I can show his new wife just how curious he was. When you are a curious little (almost)3 year old, you can get yourself into some interesting positions. In this case, he got himself stuck inside a tomato cage. After I finished taking pictures, I freed him from his cage. It took 3 or 4 minutes to do, he had wormed his way in there and was wedged pretty tightly. I understood exactly why he was near tears.
The pictures still make me laugh. I think I should make a book about these moments. Someday I will present it to his little boys........oh the fun they will have, emulating their father.

6 comments:

Hiccup MeL said...

Thanks for the AWESOME laugh. J is so dang cute and I love imagining what was going through his head to get stuck like that!

Kristen said...

There is no shame in taking pictures if there is no threat to life or limb. =o) Plus that extra few minutes helped reinforce the fact that he will NOT be doing it again. I can't believe he got in so far! Funny kid.

Jennifer Mosher said...

Oh I LAUGHED outloud on this one. That is hilarious. You def did the right thing taking a picture!! It was a moment to be remembered.

Jennifer Hatch said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe he did that! Glad he didn't poke his eye out or something!

Michelle said...

Awesome photos! So funny! Glad he didn't hurt himself and I'm glad you got your camera. :D

Andrea said...

I'll have to send you the picture of Adam stuck in the toy drum. He was not happy that I took the picture instead of letting him out....