Wednesday, September 12, 2007

You can take the boy out of the Jungle...

But, can you take the jungle out of the BOY?????







My son killed this snake for me a few days ago. He used his little knife he keeps by his bedside. The snake was sunning on our porch and he knew it would give me a fright to open the door and see it there. (Sorry, Glenn!)





And then I found him outside playing with his new toy....






He made himself a blow gun!!!
( all you need is some PVC pipe, electrical tape,
plumber's putty and a plastic cap for the mouth piece.
Use wooden skewers for shish kabobs as the darts. )

25 comments:

jennifer said...

Cool. I love that boys are allowed to be boys so they can grow up to be men!

Love the creativity!

Must have him teach scouts...they need a good leader who has experienced the jungle!

Pam said...

Cute post Rita! It's a classic Josh Daniel! Love that kid!

Melissa Lea said...

I have to say that the blow gun is very cool but snakes are not!! I would have ran for the hills if I would have seen it and it wasn't even that big! :-)

daniel said...

Cool dude! ahhh could you use it on a few people I know pls!

Thanks for your thoughts on my 9/11 tribute-The Fire Fighters!

FTGF!

Jackie said...

I don't get it...why do you have to apologize to Glenn about being scared of the snake?

Brooke said...

The mighty hunter returns! LOL!

:D

Frieda said...

so true, I have to boys and there are 9 and 11. it's amazing how much adventure is build in into their soul.

Jungle Mom said...

jackie, glenn likes and even raises snakes!

A Note From Theresa said...

I just love it when my son comes to my rescue. Even the small things like getting rid of snakes or a bug, is special to a mothers heart.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Wow! What a son. I know you must be so proud of him, snakes, blowgun and all. connie from Texas

ElĂ­zabeth said...

OH NO!!! how come you have snakes on your porch!!!

That's one my reasons to live in an apartment... no snakes or any reptiles for me (sorry, Glenn).

And do tell.. what does he use his blowgun for?

Liz

Rebecca said...

What a good son to kill that snake for you.

Jungle Mom said...

liz, target practice so far. he said he just needed to "make it".

redneck preacher said...

Better be careful or some parenting group will picket you for rearing a violent man.

Good for you!

HTOITA

Saur♥Kraut said...

How creative! :D When you get a chance, would you drop me an email at saurblog at hotmail dot com? Thanks!

Tori said...

Oh how interesting and scary. Glad that your boy is a real boy, too many girly boys these days.

That blow gun looks dangerous!

WomanHonorThyself said...

lol...snakes!..oh my..not for this city girl!!!!!!!!

luvvom said...

How funny. Is he pretty accurate with hitting things with it? Might come in handy some time!

Brenda said...

boys will be boys. . .

Beemoosie said...

Great post!

Abouna said...

I love that blow gun. My two older boys used to make them out of bamboo fishing poles that they would but at K-Mart for a couple of dollars. After making the blow guns, they would sell them to their friends for about four dollars. They could get two blow guns from one bamboo fishing pole.

Boys will be boys.

Glenn Bartley said...

Boys will be boys, and kill snakes for their moms, but if it had been me I would probably have at least tried it grilled after killing it.

Sure I keep em, collect, breed em, all as a hobby, but I have eaten em to; although I just say I have never eaten that type. I think it was a black racer, but really am none to sure.

Whatever it was, it was better to have around to kill of vermin. Snakes do a wonderful job of pest control. Leave em alone and they usually do the same for you.

Mishel said...

My son has killed a few critters for his mama too! : ) And the blow gun is *very* cool!

javagirl1111 said...

Oh my word... that's funny!

Sarah Joy said...

Oh so cool! Love the blowgun!