December 20, 2010

What we REALLY do on Sunday afternoons

Growing up in Florida doesn't exactly provide the opportunity for certain activities, such as skiing, building snowmen, or sliding down snow-covered hills in a sled.

But as kids, my siblings and I did our very best to make do with what we had to work with.

We did things like swim, build mud forts, and use our sleeping bags to slid down the stairs.

Pish, who needs snow?

And some traditions are meant to be passed on. I am not ashamed to admit that I taught my kids how to do this, although I am sure I'll end up horrifying some poor, unsuspecting soul out there who thrives on propriety.

The first few times the kids did this, I laughed so hard my cheeks were hurting.

 

If I wasn't pregnant, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'd be taking a turn or two down those stairs myself! 

Propriety be hanged. Whoever said kids get to have all the fun?

18 super cool people speak:

Kristina P. said...

Awww, the old stair sledding!

Saimi said...

Awesome! Love their giggles!!

Jackie said...

Oh boy! I wish I had stairs! SO FUN!

Sue said...

Your children are blessed with the kind of mom who knows how to make life an adventure.

They are lucky.

=)

The Bagley Family said...

I wish my boys could do that on our stairs but our stairs are cursed...seriously...lol

Gina said...

I grew up in Phoenix. We used twin sized air mattresses instead of sleeping bags.

I also was 19 before I realized that not everybody knows what ice blocking is. Apparently, people in northern states go "sledding"... whatever that means.

ldsjaneite said...

We did laundry baskets. I wonder why sleeping bags never came to mind....

You know my mother was hrmph years old just a few years ago when she rode the mattress down the stairs. I suppose we never get too old for it. Or maybe we do when we have to worry about our bones breaking....

Larsen said...

that looks super fun. and our kids do that with a small mattress already also! too funny!

kyle

Amber said...

I've never done that. Ever. How dare you let your own kids do that! The danger! The injuries! The horror!

I'll take propriety, thankyouverymuch.

(Obviously my flavor, says the mother who lets her kids dance naked daily.)

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I love it. The kids are having a great time!! What a wonderful idea!! You could also try it on a matt or two going down the stairs like a sled.

Nikki said...

I want stairs now! That is totally awesome!

Missy said...

Thanks for sharing. It made my day.

Mama Smith said...

What GLORIOUS MEMORIES!!!!! SO FUN to watch...the NEXT generation carry on FUN TRADITIONS! LOVE IT!

M-Cat said...

These are the things that will stay with your kids forever and the memories bond you like nothing else.

Good job mom!

Cassie said...

I haven't seen sleeping bags either, my kids haven't even tried laundry baskets. I am sure if they saw this they would want to live at your house for sure!

Thanks for the rice crispy treats, I am pretty sure I ate them all myself!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

How come kids get all the fun!!! If I did that, I'd probably give myself a hernia, not to mention go into labor! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO fun!!!

Anne said...

How fun! We did something similar the other day- we made a slide out of foam mats and the stairs.

Neisha said...

my kids do this but in their footed pjs

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