Monday, August 18, 2008

the way my boys play

Seeing Luke in the garden harvesting goodies, I asked him how things were going.
It is not uncommon to see the boys enjoying a snack from the garden, they often do. It is also not uncommon to see them dressed entirely inappropriate for the weather.
You see they dress according to the game –not the weather. They see their clothing as gear. So if a particular game calls for shorts, they will wear shorts even if there is snow outside. Likewise, if a game requires (as in this case) snow hats (helmets), long pants and boots they will wear it even if it is 80 degrees outside. The gear takes precedence over personal comfort (and how much laundry momma has to do).
Luke and Aidan explained to me that they are army guys. They need to store food for the winter. So they are picking all the peas, beans and blueberries they can.
I thought it was great (what mom wouldn't) and Ava and I went to do girl things (at this moment we are pouting).
Later that day however, I heard the rest of the game plan. These soldiers decided that it would be best to bury their food stores, so that the snow does not ruin it. Here it is.
Do I leave it buried?


Helen said...

Wow. Tough call. It would be very hard for me to let a harvest of any size go to waste. Too bad they didn't just bury the beets.

Man! They sure know how to commit to their adventure.

Anonymous said...

Love the look on Ava's face!!

Rebecca M said...

This is so funny to me. The clothing as "gear". The total disregard for appropriate cool clothing in hot weather. It's funny because it's so familiar! This is what Daniel does all day.
I love that they are gathering their rations in upsidedown cones.