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!