My mind raced, and I had to hold back laughter as I glanced across the back yard and spotted Charlie (4) and Frank (3) lugging a small step-ladder from the garage and through the yard. They were carrying it with a very certain purpose, that's for sure.
I called out "Boys, we need to put the step-ladder away!"
In unison "Aww Mom! We NEED it for something."
Hmm. Not sure what that "something" could be, but they were headed for Emma's favorite climbing tree. Thank you Guardian Angels for helping me to catch them in time.
Big boy plans foiled again. (Thank goodness!)