This is the Jan 1 photo for my 2009 365 Photo Project
Mayhem, stuck in a tree.
So, which is more disturbing:
A. We left a 4 year old unsupervised out in the yard long enough for him to get the swimming pool ladder from the shed in the background, haul it to the tree, and then climb up so high he can't climb back down.
B. He was farsighted enough to go get a ladder to help him get into the tree
C. Our reaction to his inability to climb down was to run inside and get the camera.
We had our usual NYE party last night. It was DH's 43rd birthday as well. It was too windy to have the bonfire we usually have, so 15 people crowded into the house. The kids took over the larger living room and the adults stood around in the kitchen most of the night. I whacked the bejeebus out of my knee right before guests started arriving. Slammed it upward right into the sharp corner of my desk. There is a gate around my desk area & I was stepping over it at an odd angle. I seriously thought I'd be heading to the ER there for awhile, but after the initial shock wore off & I could move it again, I realized it was a bruised muscle. I'm still limping but not in nearly as much pain.
Mayhem put himself to bed around 10pm. Havoc made it to about 12:15. I was in bed by 1, I think they made the rest of the kids go lay down about then too. DH and the rest of the adults stayed up until about 2:30 playing dice.
The boys were up at 6:30am. Our houseguests kids followed them about an hour later. DH dragged himself out of bed about 8 and I followed at around 8:30. Pixie was already up & her DH got up about 10am. We all loafed around & ate strata while the kids played outside. Some other friends came over about 1 or so. The kids ran around inside & out and the adults sat around watching Mythbusters & talking. I made BBQ pizza for a snack. Everyone left around 5 and we've been snacking on party leftovers ever since.
DH has to work tomorrow & then its the weekend.
Then life goes back to normal.