Saturday, October 8, 2011

Boys are BOYS! ~zipline adventure

People often ask me how it is that I haven't had a nervous breakdown having three daredevils with endless creativity and energy.

I trust in the Lord and look the other way.  It is as simple as that.  You see God loaned them to me.  I am to care for them, train them and love them.  But they are God's and they are just on loan.

My philosophy is that I let them learn how to do something the right way instead of telling them they can't do it or its to dangerous (within reason of course!!!!)  Things like climbing a tree, a homemade bike jump/ramp, pulling a skate board behind a bike, whittling a spear, or creating a homemade zipline,

Looking out my back windows the other day, I see them with a rope and ask what they are doing.  Trying to make a zipline to go over the pool so they can land in it.  I let them work on it for awhile.  My dearest husband came home he went right out to help.

I had to share pictures with you all. 


  1. Your philosophy is awesome, Nicole! Teach them to do it right...I love it. If you don't mind, I'm going to use it. I love this post. I love the pictures. I can only imagine my life similar to this in a few years. ;)

  2. I only have one boy and he is a ball of energy! I like your philosophy. I heard someone from Hearts at Home one time say that she used to say NO to everything but then one day she asked herself why she said no. It was mostly for selfish reasons. So she started saying yes and her kids attitudes changed. Cool pictures!