Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dad is waaay more fun!

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One of the things Valiant wanted to do with his dad was to build a small catapult.  (Okay, not really.  Valiant wanted to build a castle-storming-sized catapult, but met up with reality!)

This is what they whipped up one afternoon.  They had a blast.  Authentic down to the rope creating the tension, they were shooting that tennis ball across the cul de sac. Sounds like a great father-kid type of activity, doesn't it?  

I agreed.  Really, I did.  Right up until fire was added to the equation.


What?!  You thought I was kidding?  Nope.  They decided that using a burning tennis ball would be far more "cool" than just using a plan old tennis ball.

So, if the tennis ball was to be burned, of course we had to wait until dark to make it super cool, right?  Defeated, I elected myself as the official camera person and recorded it for posterity.  I'm glad I did.  Otherwise, we would have missed the "natives" dancing around the fire! 

There you have it!  Proof positive that Dad is WAY more fun.  He lets the kids burn stuff!

2 comments:

Shell said...

That one made me smile. Those moments are the types of things remember forever.

Clark said...

This was way cool to make. May I point out the manly fasteners and extra heavy duty rope? I want to make a trebuchet next time! We can chuck a pumpkin with that!