Saturday, January 23, 2010

A hunting we will go..

With the weather being so cold some days and others nice. It is hard to get ONE WHOLE week of good outdoor play weather!

That is when you take it in doors....hunting that is. This week we had only two real good days to play outside- so the others we built a deer camp/deer stand. Using just an old sheet that is our "tent" sheet now- even has it's own peep holes in it.

How I got under the dining room table is beyond me?? I do however know that B would never make it under there- Clearance is way to short for that big fella!!

I was in on the excitement of killing a 10 POINT BUCK in the living room....so fun I tell you- I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at times. Seeing how their imaginations were so full of these vivid pictures of BUCKS & DOE!!! EVERYWHERE!!! And then to think that they were so big to make up these big stories and talk so plainly to understand EVERY word that C says now- Time is going by way to fast.....I know in 20 years I will look back and be glad I took the time to "hunt" in the deer camp with them, under the table!!

So, I asked the hunters if the wanted a snack- Of course, any hunter gets hungry with all that hard work of hunting. I gave them a snack- returned to the kitchen, as I started doing the dishes all I heard was giggling & crunching of Cheez-its!! Every so often I would hear a loud BOOM of the play gun....other than that- they were being very good hunters.

There was a KING snake that crawled in under the camp- He didn't last long, got shot too!! Can't have snakes in the camp!!

When I was through with the dishes I went back to the "camp" and asked if they had killed any deer yet? T replied "YEP a 10 POINT BUCK..... he's a biggin' too!!!" So I was then asked being the "cooker" of the camp... "here cooker go skin and fry us up that big buck!!"

I proceeded to unfold myself out from under the dining room table oh, excuse me Deer camp. And I walked into the living room and started to string up the pretend deer on the ceiling fan...where else right?? I pulled out my very sharp pretend pocket knife....very very sharp T said!! As I made the first slit in to the deer and began the process I was quickly corrected... "No, No, No, that is not how you do it...here let me, see watch me- I'll show you the right way......see like this...." He then finished skinning the deer- handed me a pretend pieces and said "here now go cook it!!"

We had a great time hunting together....and I will cherish our hunting day for a long time!!

All I can say Children Learn What they Live!!

Mollie

3 comments:

Ginger said...

I love reading your blog. It always makes me laugh.

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing your memories with all of us. You will be glad that you have all of this written down.

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS!!! My little boy already goes "FAST FAST" in everything. Just like his Daddy. When I excelerate to leave a stop sign he says, "Roooo Roooo FAST FAST". They definitly learn what they live. Tiffany