Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am one "tough lovin" Mama....

I admit it! LOL! I can't even tell you how many times I have told Timothy to stop climbing on the furniture since he was 8 months old. I've done everything, but still he gives in to temptation every now and then. So when I heard his call for help and Molly say that he was stuck behind the dresser, I did what any "tough love" mama would do... I grabbed the camera and made up my mind to make him sweat it for a while before I helped him out! LOL! As usual it didn't turn out as I planned, but it was so funny! He was stuck behind a big dresser that is bolted into the corner -by the way, we bolted it to the wall after he pulled it onto himself climbing in the drawers when he was 18 months old -so he had room to sit and move around since the dresser is caddy-cornered, but not enough room to be comfortable. He said he fell behind there while he was climbing on top of it! Did I mention I had already told him twice whithin an hour of this happening to stop climbing?? I have a five year old monkey on my hands.

(Click on the play symbol to play this video)
Watch and laugh as my little man out-smarts me! LOL! I'm not totally convinced that he has learned his lesson after all this, but maybe next time :) So am I the only mean mama out there who makes her kids sweat it out to learn a lesson every now and then?

16 comments:

Jaime said...

That is awesome, I don't think you are mean at all, I would do the same thing. I think it is hilarious how he got out anyway though, clever little guy.

Ahavah said...

I will confess to ironing starched (using a whole bottle of starch) creases down the front AND back of my teenage son's (17) summer shorts one day.....

He went halfway down the street and then swished loudly back (honestly the shorts were SO aerodynamic by the time I'd done with them) and changed them for another pair.

As he passed me (I was STILL ironing), he came and gave me a hug, and said he was sorry for 'demanding' his shorts to be ironed in such an ungracious fashion.

RachelQ said...

That is too Funny!!! Looks like you have a smart monkey on your hands

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

That is hilarious! I needed a good laugh today. I think you are right, though... Not sure he learned his lesson. What a stinker!

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EchoOfMercy said...

Hey Samantha,

O my goodness, that's hilarious. I felt sorry for Tim in a way, but... he also kind of deserved it.LOL.

Your cousin,
Alissa

Anonymous said...

ok, you are so NOT a mean mama... Sometimes they have to learn the hard way. Natural consequences are our friend...

Kip said...

ROFL oh my, that's hilarious !! I would SOOO do that to my kids!

Kip

Goosegirl said...

Samantha, this is hilarious!!! From one tough lovin mama to another, I laughed out loud! And I think my climbing daughters got some ideas.....YIKES! And I love the cabinet too!

In His Grace,
Sivje

Sharly Girl said...

Tim is so funny oh by the way COLD BEER ON A FRIDAY NITE!!!!!! LOL


your cousin
Charlie

RachelMM said...

Okay, that made my day. I could NOT stop laughing!

Angie said...

That is so funny! The look on he's face when he climbed out. He knew he was alright and he's mom wasn't going to make him wait tell daddy got home. The offering him the snack and the pillow and blanket was so funny. He didn't sound scared one bit nor did it look like he learned he's leason. The big grin when he got out and no tears at all. Lord help ya!

little dresses said...

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Hey Charlie,

Is Josh still singing that song?! LOL! There is nothing funnier than that skinny little homeschool kid singin "cold beer on a friday night"! LOL! Does he even know what a cold beer is?? That will go down in our family history. LOL! I can't wait to tell his first girlfriend ;)

xoxo,
Samantha

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Katie said...

I nearly PIMP laughing at this. I'd have done EXACTLY the same thing as you. I have a monkey, and she'll eventually get herself into this situation. I'm lucky that we thought to bolt everything that could fall to the walls when my first was born, so when the monkey came along, we were prepared.

LMAO!

Karen said...

BAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA! This is hysterical! And totally my youngest in three years. I love it.

melanie said...

SAM! First of all I love to hear your voice (and ail-uh-bay-ima accent). I miss it! :) And the entire video was HILARIOUS. From little sisters reaction, to your suggestions to him. You are such a fun mom, I can tell. I just wish I lived closer so I could watch and see how to be more fun like you. And then to see Tim "escape" and see BENS FACE on a 5 year old was the best part! HA! Thanks for this link...I will check it often.