Monkeys jumping on the bed and my worst fear

My kids LOVE my bed!! Jumping on the bed has always been a favorite of every child I know.  At least once in your life you have jumped up and down on a bed whether you were allowed to or not.  My husband and I purchase a king size bed and you should have seen the delight on my son and daughter’s face. First question asked, “Can we jump on your bed!! Please!!” I’ve allowed them to jump on the bed a few times but always with the warning “Be careful”, “Don’t fall off.”

First day of the new bunk bed.
First day of the new bunk bed. My 3 little Monkeys.

One day I caught them bouncing around on the top bunk and causing the bunk bed to knock against the wall. I explained to them that they can’t play that way up there and the top bunk was not for 2 kids especially to wrestle. They got down and continued their play on the floor but then my son decided to “get away” from my daughter and run up the ladder to his bed. CRACK!! the ladder split down one side and the bracket hit the floor. Thankfully my son made it to the top before falling.

Since then we have had the ladder repaired and honestly it seemed sturdier then when we first purchased it, so we thought. Two weeks ago my son was climbing the bunk bed and when he decided to climb down the bracket broke once again. Unfortunately he had nothing to hang onto and he landed on his left arm. So off to the emergency room we went, there is was determined that he fractured his wrist and would have to go see an Orthopedic Specialist the next day.  I was told by the specialist that his wrist was not fractured but badly dislocated and needed to be corrected immediately due to risk of trauma to the growth plates in his wrist. So the we went straight to the surgery center where the doctor pulled his wrist back into place and a full arm cast was put on to keep all the bones immobilized.  He is doing well and everything has been healing well.

052                    Mama called the doctor

The next week we were in the library and I saw a children’s book titled “5 little monkeys jumping on the bed” I showed my son and we laughed. I told him he was a little monkey and “No more monkeys jumping on the bed.” As if that will stop them 🙂

As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves. "Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." -- School Library Journal, starred review
As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves. “Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow’s expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal.” — School Library Journal, starred review

Life with Monkeys is always interesting…