Return of the Wild Boys

I thought that the wild climbing stage had passed; I was sure it was behind us. It had been months since the boys climbed to the top of the play kitchen, andĀ I was finally able to let them play in the playroom for more than five minutes alone. I was so very wrong. Summer break, a temporary hiatus, a ploy to lull me into a false sense of security? All I know is the crazy, wild, climbing boys have returned with a vengeanceĀ in the past few weeks.

I walked into the playroom this weekend and caught Ruslan climbing on the play kitchen. As I yelled at him to get down and made my way across the room Wyatt started to join him and they flipped the kitchen over. They were both fine and I hope this was enough of a reminder why climbing on the kitchen is a bad idea.

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The boys knew that Scott was working in the backyard and wanted to watch him. I found a safer place for them.

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While the boys were having their morning snack, I went upstairs to get the laundry from Juliana’s room. When I returned I heard them giggling and eventually found them closed in the coat closet…eating muffins and laughing.

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The boys generally love to go grocery shopping (especially Wyatt) and drive the shopping cart. This past week as we were leaving the grocery store, Ruslan slowly moved up to sit on top of the cart (not the safest spot, but there was plenty of room to sit); he was not happy when I made him get down. He told me he would be very careful and he would not fall.

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Juliana (Saturday afternoon): Mooooooommmmm, the boys are terrorizing my room!!!! (and they were)

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My mom was sitting on the couch reading with her arm casually draped over the side when Ruslan ran into the room and leaped onto her arm to swing.

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Sometimes the wild come running past.

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I don’t even know what is happening here.

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I rarely use the gate at the bottom of the stairs. The boys are pretty good most days about staying downstairs, but some days they insist on sneaking upstairs and causing trouble. After the 2nd or 3rd time, I put the gate up. But the gate is a merely a deterrent.

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Those pink spots on Wyatt’s face…a rash…no, he decided to play with Mommy’s nail polish and when I found him with it, he promised me that he didn’t open it. I think that he lies.

Disclaimer: You will notice that there are no images to support many of these statements and the rest are phone pictures. In all cases I was taking a quick picture as I was redirecting their activity.

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