"Bubby, will you play school with me?" Aurea gleefully asked Adam to play with her. Since he is 12 and doesn't even like real school, let alone pretending he's in school, he rolled on the floor laughing at the mere idea of him playing school with his 'baby' sister! Then, she said the words to light up his face, "You can be the teacher, please bubby." A light went off and the look on his face was one leaving me going, "OH NO, please...."!
He leads her to her room and they start playing school. It starts off calmly enough and I think something's wrong, what is he teaching her? Then, I hear, "Okay Aurea, just stand up here in this chair..." So I run to her room just in time to stop her from jumping off the desk (it's an old fashioned school desk so it was actually the chair she was standing in, she hadn't made it to the table part yet!). What in the world...."I'm teaching her about gravity mom, duh!" Oh no you don't, no more gravity lessons!
They start playing nicely. Danger and injury avoided right? Wrong, I hear a huge THUD!! I can't really describe the sound, but it was not one a parent wants to hear. Aurea had jumped (with a little coaxing) off of her bed and into the hardwood floor head first! Luckily, there was a pillow in the floor and she hit her head on the pillow and not the actual floor!
"ADAM, I said no more gravity lessons!" "Oh no mom, I was teaching her about astronomy!" Not sure if she was supposed to be flying into space or seeing stars after knocking her head off, but it was anything but an astronomy lesson!
I finally kicked Adam out of her room and continued playing school with Aurea, HER way!!!