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!!