Has any game of “Monkey in the Middle” not eventually ended in tears? Seriously. Ever? If it goes on long enough, someone cries. It’s a law of the universe.

Eventually the two bigger kids are going to get the ball and the little ones will be the monkey. Insert tears here because either the little one gets frustrated and starts crying or ends up tackling one of the bigger kids. It’s Darwinism in my own backyard!

So I just banned that particular sport from the Archbold house…FOREVER!!!!! I even said, “Monkey in the middle is evil!”

May not be the most reasonable thing I’ve ever said or done but right now I’m pretty sure I’m right. I’m watching the kids sulk on the swings right now. They’re probably talking about how evil I am.