Monday, July 5, 2010

Boys make me crazy!

Richard borrowed this ladder so we could trim some trees . . . a ladder this big and overgrown boys is not a good combination. It was just a matter of time before one of them thought that it would be a good idea to jump off the ladder into the pool. This is the hard part about having boys - and I use the term boys - even though they are adults . . . because they do things like this. Jake went first - since it was his idea. I was more concerned about the ladder kicking back and falling in after them - and hitting them (all you mothers understand why I think that something like that could actually happen). Of course they think I worry to much. Although they did agree it was a good idea if we stood on the back of the ladder to make sure it didn't move.
After a few tries - they went a little higher.
There was not supposed to be any head first - but then when to they listen to me anymore?
Jake's friend Steven went from the highest point. Needless to say - I was glad when they were finished with this whole thing.
And how do you follow up ladder jumping? . . . giant water balloons of course.
"Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable." - Plato