The weather was perfect. Lots of golden sun, little or no wind and temperatures in the mid 70's. So when the kids asked to watch a show, I sent them outside instead. It was perfect; Lucas and Alex were outside playing nicely together their musical giggles floating through the screen door, Ryder was down for his nap-momma time! It was the perfect time to edit some pictures.
I heard the kids turn the hose on, filling up a bucket on the porch. I decided it would be fine, we didn't have anywhere else to go today and sometimes it is best to say yes.
"Shh, don't tell mom. Let's just sneak it"- I hear Lucas say from the the back porch.
Alex comes running through the house and into the garage and then out the garage door back into the backyard.
At this moment I had two choices. One-to stop my editing and see what those two were up to. Two-keep editing and give my kids the chance to make the right choice. (Yes, Eric laughed at me hysterically when I recalled the events) Besides, they were playing outside how much damage could they cause?
I heard the hose turn on again. The sound of their sprinkler beating back and forth, but wait there was another noise.
"Oh no, turn it off" I hear Lucas yell while running.
I turn around to see water spraying through the screen door soaking my curtain hanging there.
Needless to say both kids had to come inside and clean up the now giant puddle consuming my kitchen floor.
Moral of the story-no matter what I am doing, I will never again ignore the words "don't tell mom, let's just sneak it."