Friday, May 07, 2010

Before Wii

In the jungle, without electricity, one must be very creative in ways to entertain their children after dark. On the equator, darkness comes on quickly! Around 6:30 p.m. without fail, year round, in a matter of 10 - 15 minutes, you will go from daylight to darkness.
However, children are rarely ready for sleep yet!

One of the things we all enjoyed was an interactive game we invented. We played this game at night. All one needed was;
Blow gun and darts
Roof lizards !

The game plan was this,

Sit in the dark until your hear the 'singing' of the lizards in the palm roof over head.
Shine bright powered flashlight in the direction of the 'singing'.
The other person has blow gun and dart ready at mouth, to fire dart towards the lizard, hoping to strike it down.
Jump and scream in glee with each one shot!

Animal lovers, sorry, but these critters are a problem living in the palm roof, leaving droppings, and 'singing' lizards are just plain freaky anyway and should be eliminated from the face of the earth!


Betty said...

After listening to that, I would definitely kill them too! UGH! That´s scary.

Harry said...

After reading your posts about raising children in the jungle, I sometimes feel that I did my kids a disservice by raising them in the "burbs". I think they would have enjoyed hunting roof lizards a lot more than soccer and playing at the park.

Brenda said...

I think the sound is quite amusing, but I would still enjoy your game. Sorry I missed that experience!

Great title.

Thursday's Child said...

Maybe we should move there instead of back to the States.