Last night Gabriel showed me his “Super-duper, Superman” method of running across the room and leaping into his bed. Not to be outdone, Xander did a run, jump and flip into his bed– resulting in a bump into the wall.
I red with Gabriel for the next 15 minutes. He has been reading the same easy readers for at least 9 months. I rotate them a lot to keep him from memorizing them, but they still get awfully boring. So after he reads “Max the cat set a trap for the bad rat. The bad rat sat. The cat sat and sat….” I read him a revised version of all the invisible words that he can’t read yet. “Max loved the rat with all his heart. He set a trap so that he could hug and kiss the rat all day long.”
Gabriel laughs and laughs no matter how silly my story is and then we sing a song and I kiss him goodnight.
After Gabriel I tuck Xander in. He reads to himself so it’s a much shorter process. As I knelt by Xander’s bed he said very quietly, “Mom, will you look at something?”
He pointed to the wall where his head had thunked earlier and there was a rather large indentation, even better was a large white crack running down the wall. Uh oh!
Minor damage like that is no worry if you plan on staying in a house– we probably wouldn’t fix if for a dozen years, But we are thinking again of selling the house, so it immediately made me feel a bit stressful. I haven’t actually mentioned the incident to Erik so I guess this is how I’ll find out if he really reads this blog. 🙂
Moving is just way too much work with 6 kids. But 6 kids also cost way too much money so we really need a less expensive house. What to do, what to do?