Saturday, July 26, 2008

Smiley Saturday



I recommend you try out Lightening's Smiley Saturday post today....I definitely got a laugh out of this one.

My smiles this week are because I finally got my freezer. Now I can store the excess vegetables I produce instead of boring the children to death with the same vegetable, again, again, and again. There are only so many ways you can hide green beans in a meal before they get wise to you, and only so much green tomato chutney you can make. ( BTW adding blue food colouring to carrots and calling them something else doesn't work, and looks awful, and the pan's looking a bit ropey.)

The box the freezer came in gave #4 a whole new project in the back yard. He always used to wear red t-shirts. Only red, only ever red. I was quite happy about this. From the corner of my eye I could always be aware of where he was without concentrating too hard on the gory details.

Recently he has taken to wearing camouflage, only camouflage. Now I can't be entirely sure of where he is when he's in the garden. I have considered buying him a red bandanna to overcome this. (It's no problem in the house....he'd have to camouflage himself with dust bunnies and old newspaper.)

Anyway the point of the story. Camouflage boy and his big cardboard box went into the back yard. He set up a trap. The trap is big enough to catch a man, I got a freezer in it. (Lets not picture an eight year old boy manhandling it into the backyard.) #4 and the cat lay in wait in to see what they would catch. I didn't like to spoil his creativity by pointing out that he was in camouflage, but the box wasn't. I might have lost part of the vegetable patch to his renewed efforts on the box.

I thought he had little chance of success, but he was quiet and not damaging anything, always a bonus.

So far he has caught all the chickens, individually and in a group, next doors blind shitzu, several dopey Minah birds (much to the cats joy, I intervened there)and of course his brother. The blind shitzu only fell for it once but his older brother has been trapped several times. I think when #1 comes home from work I'll send him into the garden and see if he falls for it.

7 comments:

Princess said...

The gardener with a bandanna? That willl bring a smile to any one.
Thanks for sharing.

Journeyer said...

Boxes, big boxes, are the best thing! We bought a TV last week after not having one for a while. The kids have spent more time playing with the box than watching the new telly. It's awesome :-)

Lightening said...

Mwaahaahaaa. LOVE the description of camouflage for the house!!! :)

Thanks for joining Smiley Saturday! :)

Nostradamas said...

Sounds like you have a very intelligent child there. I am assuming #4 is a child.(GRIN)
Not to change subject but what is your new name? Mine is Snooty Dippinfanny. It is alright if you don't want everyone to know.
Later

Eve said...

Princess...sometimes he brings a smile, sometimes a shout of OMG what have you done now!

Journeyer...We always have a lot of fun with boxes, even the ones around highly desired presents.

Lightening....hellloooooo nice to see you here!

Nostradamus....crispy dippinfanny here...

Eve said...

Princess...sometimes he brings a smile, sometimes a shout of OMG what have you done now!

Journeyer...We always have a lot of fun with boxes, even the ones around highly desired presents.

Lightening....hellloooooo nice to see you here!

Nostradamus....crispy dippinfanny here...

storyteller said...

I got a chuckle from Lightening’s posts both last week and today also! Congrats on your new freezer … sounds like you’ll be putting it to good use. (I’ll be chuckling about the blue food coloring in veggies & calling them something else for a while today) Thinking of ‘box play’ brings back wonderful childhood memories for me. Sounds like ‘camouflage boy’ is quite clever! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,