Summertime and the dangers of no TV
I learned early if kids watch a lot of TV it makes everything else “boring”. I’m rarely bored, so the thing around here is if you’re bored, you’re boring! Go do something about it. How annoying am I?? Needless to say, the TV is off during the day! (video games, too)
Here’s a tiny peek at summer days with no electronic entertainment. It’s questionable, for sure. These are only the things I happen to take pix of. I’ve noticed from the remnants that a lot of the activities involve nails, power tools, high pressure or matches. Fire crackers attached to lego builds, homemade air soft guns, dust boarding down the dirt hill on a variety of semi flat items and there’s almost always something getting launched. Balloons, eggs and old tomatoes tend to be favorites. Baking soda and vinegar are in high demand and all my good pens have been made into blow darts.
Right this minute, as I type, I hear 2 boys outside my window talking about explosives. A ping pong ball shoots out from a piece of pvc pipe and smacks one of them in the head. I go out to take a look and part of the contraption is the missing spring from the toilet paper holder. Mystery solved! Maybe I should just turn on the TV!
They asked if they could have a little ice cream.
A kicked up version of “helicoptor’. A sock filled with rice on the end of a rope. They hog tie eachother in mid air! Their legs are covered in bruises!
I could hear the xbox going one afternoon. I went to see who the culprit was and found this towel man sitting in front of the TV. They even thought to add the ‘Loser’ hat!
No skimping on the details. Of course this booby trap would have a camouflage paint job.
Above is the desk of the kid that seems to be the brain behind the majority of the shenanigans. Then here he is after a days work. Total wipe out!
I’ll leave you with this. A front flip off the roof into the pool. For some reason, I allow it. I guess I allow it all!