One of my favorite things to do is to hear my boys laugh.
It is one of the reasons that if everyone gets a bath, fully pajama-ed and teeth brushed they get to watch either America’s Funniest Home Videos or Wipe Out before bed.
Either of these shows is good for a three boy giggle fest. There is something about bodily harm being caught on tape that puts them in stitches.
Lately they have been favoring Wipe Out which is a bunch of adults running through a very ridiculous obstacle course.
All I can do is cringe.
And believe that I could do it faster, better and with a little more style.
Mom, would you go on Wipe Out?
We had that conversation while watching the show. The boys then commented on each obstacle and how I probably wouldn’t be able to do it. Ryan(9) kept pointing out what I SHOULD do in certain circumstances when I am a contestant.
They went to bed dreaming of a humongous foam covered bat hitting me off of a shaving cream covered base into the water of questionable cleanliness.
The next morning on the way to school the conversation continued.
Reid(7): Mom, are you SURE you could win Wipe Out?
Me: Of course. I am scrappy.
Just then I looked up in the rear view mirror and caught Ryan slowly closing his eyes and shaking his head back and forth…
Ryan: Mom, you aren’t scrappy.