My monkeys…jumping in the bed


Jumping in the bed is strictly forbidden.

We never let the girls do it.

And, yet, they still insist on doing it.


So today, I savored it.  I didn’t say no.  I said jump.


And, they did.  And they tackled.  And built a fort.  And had fun.  And acted silly. 

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Just like kids.

In that moment?  Mommy wasn’t rule mommy.  Mommy was fun mommy.

(One day, I will be that mommy that can also take low light pictures that aren’t blurry and fuzzy…until then, I think we all get the point!)

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  1. I love these pictures! We are “no jumping on the bed” parents too…but Tucker still does it. They like to try to jump on the couch as well. The girls look like they are having a blast in these pictures! & the tutu is such fun!

    1. Oh, the couch is another one…they throw all the cushions on the floor and go to town. Usually while I’m trying to cook dinner.

  2. Kids love jumping on the bed..we tell them no but they still find a way to sneak a jump in there! Love the pics too!

    1. Just another way they push the limits…and it’s a blast!

  3. Mr. Serious says:

    great pictures. Those girls are so silly!

  4. How cute! Sometimes you just gotta let them do it. I let my kids jump and splash in puddles today…in a thunderstorm. Shhhhhhh!

    1. Oh, we like to do the puddles, too! As long as they are wearing playing clothes!

  5. I didn’t think about your pictures being anything less than perfect until you mentioned it. What a shame. They are perfect. I am glad you let them jump on the bed. Life is too short to always say no! Jump little girls and have fun : )

    1. Awww…well, I will take this to heart and try to not be so hard on myself.

      No matter what, I have captured the memory and can share it with others!

  6. I LOVE it. Savoring and being in the moment…we’re on the same page, my friend. 🙂

  7. adorable and looks like they had a ball!
    every now and again, we mommies need to let our hair down too!

    1. If the ceilings weren’t so low in that room, I would have jumped, too!

  8. hip hip hooray for jumping on the bed!!

    and huge high five for being *that* mom 🙂

  9. LOVE it!!! Sometimes you just have to break the rules!

  10. Sometimes it’s fun for ALL involved to just be “fun mommy”! 😀 Love the pics…

  11. And look at their JOY!! So wonderful to just relax and let the kids. Be KIDS. All fun loving and adorable – no issues. Great pictures, blur and all 😉

  12. I love the pure joy radiating from their faces! Lovely!

  13. grandma Pat says:

    Fun, Fun, Fun. They are both so cute. I love the picture of N with her tongue out, love the outfit too. Are those socks or tights? Aunt Theresa used to let Keegan and Taylor jump on the beds when they stayed at hotels. Kids love to jump.

  14. LOVE this. What a good mommy you are for letting them be silly. Hard to do for me at times, too. Bet you had a much fun as they did. Letting go is “freedom”. See you Monday at our shoot. Can’t wait to get my camera on those ginger babies.

    1. We had such a great time! The girls are still talking about it.

      Can’t wait to see what you got!

    1. Thanks, girl!

      It was pretty cheap, too! Even better that I don’t mind if they play in it!

  15. Every once in a while, it’s so much better to just not say “NO” all the time, isn’t it? Although, the next time they jump on the bed you’re going to have to face the music and the “But MOM you let us last time!” routine. Always super fun though.

    1. I know…I’m just waiting for the “but mom…”

      So, now, I just tell them to play in their rooms, so if I can’t see them, I pretend I don’t know they are doing it!


  16. And jumping in a tutu makes it even more fun! 🙂
    I love it when I get to be fun mommy. 🙂

    1. Awwww….thanks, girl:)

      I ‘m pretty sure my heart matched that same sentiment.

  17. Love this! Looks like they had an absolute blast! We must be on the same wave – I posted about a little savoring and fort/tent building too for PSF. 🙂

  18. Once in a while, you just have to let the rules go out the window (or maybe just perch on the sill for a while…)

    I love that pink dress, and the Dr.Seuss-looking tights. 🙂

    If you figure out how to take good low light pictures, please share….

    1. Every once and a while…that’s all I can manage.

      Ummm…I have a feeling you will beat me to figuring out the low light pictures.

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