No More Monkeys JUMPing On The Couch! #NaBloPoMo

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When I hear the word "jump," I immediately think of my three year old, whom I call Captain Fussybuckets on the blog.  He, like most three year olds, is a burst of energy from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.  We recently bought some new couches at a garage sale because our old couches were literally falling apart on us.  For some reason, new furniture HAS to be jumped on if you're three and one, as is the Captain's little brother, Baby D.  While the boys didn't jump on the old couches, they felt they need to jump on the new ones.  My clever little boy will say "Mommy, I'm just walking on the couch."  Right.  So I tell him not to even STAND on the couch.  He goes to jump off, which he's also not allowed to do and he says "Mommy, I just stepped off, I didn't jump."  Right, again.

So I tell him why we don't want him jumping on or off the couches.  "Son, if you jump on the couch, you could fall and break your head open.  We don't want to have to take you to the hospital and we don't want you to get hurt."  But again, my crazy son hears the word "hospital" and thinks it's cool, thus any amount of pain MUST be worth it to get to go to the big, cool hospital and see the awesome doctors that he likes to pretend that he is.

I really think I need to invest in a jump house or even a small inflatable so I the boys can jump to their heart's content and stay OFF my furniture! 


(NaBloPoMo stands for "National Blog Posting Month" and is a blogging challenge created by the folks at BlogHer.  Today's prompt was "What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word 'jump'?"  Since I'm always in need of writing prompts, I'm participating when I can!  yay!  Leave me a link if you're participating in June, as well!)

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Gena is the mom of three boys, ages 7, 5, and 2. She is the wife of a great man, a Christian, blogger, and former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom. They live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area.


  1. Yup…I can relate… Our king sized bed is our "couch" most of the time so we are constantly trying to catch our boy jumping all over the place. Of course, he occasionally makes it to the couch as well where the dogs jump with him!! 🙂

  2. Haha, the Captain is quite the negotiator!
    My son loves to walk along the couch (not jumping on it yet, thankfully!) and it drives me crazy. We have been trying to teach him the couch is for sitting only, but if there is something sitting on the back of the couch, forget it – the kid is on his feet in 2 seconds!

  3. My boys do the exact same thing! My yonguest likes to sit on top of the backrest…just like a cat. I guess boys have a "love to jump on couches" chromosome or something!

  4. Wow, seriously – I can't believe I didn't think of Monkey's jumping on the bed! Cute post 🙂

  5. Margaret says:

    I LOVE the picture!  And yes Im participating as well but I thought of something totally different for jump lol

  6. Hi. I'm stopping by from NaBloPoMo. My little one is 6…and he is stilll jumping on and off the couches.

  7. Ha! Such a funny pictures! I've been wondering what this NaBloMoPo is! Thanks for clarifying!

  8. Looks like fun! I mean uhh bad no jumping!
    Sounds like they'd love a trampoline when they get older too! 🙂

  9. Our 3yo's would get along so well! AS much as I love the energy, Jumping on the furniture (and his oldest brother's bed) isn't the wisest thing. One day they'll get it right?

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