Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to build a fence according to kids

So, not too surprisingly our fence needed repairs after the flood, and so Jeff and I spent an afternoon fixing it while the kids “helped.”

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The boys happily sat there hammering nails into the old sections of fence.  For a while.  Then it progressed.

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Yes, that is my five year old boys with the power drill.  And princess is happily petting one of Mac’s chew toys.
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From there it went to building a fort.

With lots of careful instructions to be careful carrying the boards, so there’d be no hitting in the head with boards.
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And then a tee pee around their trees (a friend gave us a tree for each child when they were born, so they quite proudly point out “my tree”).

They slowly added in more boards.


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Then they became swords and guns.  And for those who are wondering it’s Batman in the t-shirt.  He’s almost always the one in cowboy boots.

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And then they started building something.  I never quite figured out what it was.

Oh, and please say at some point Princess will outgrow this “it’s dirty” phase of taking off her clothes.  I swear she invents dirt to take off her clothes.

Maybe she thinks we’re nudists.  Except she keeps her underwear on.  Sigh.

** Thanks to Maryanne for pointing out I'd put Batman as both the one in the cowboy boots and the collared shirt, which doesn't work.
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