Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just Swingin' Around

It all goes to show you that when the TV and video games are turned off and the imagination is turned on, fun things happen...

This afternoon while I was simultaneously doing some computer work and placing a take-out order from the Princess' new restaurant, the boys were busy outside.

They built this:

Jacob swing

It looks like an ordinary swing, but it isn't. It has a cardboard seat which is carefully attached to the rope with some handy dandy packing tape, and...the swing is anchored to the very tiptop of the tree. The fact that Jacob climbed so high up in the tree would have caused me a minor heart attack had I been a witness. Good thing I was enjoying pretend pizza and blueberry pie at the time.
Jacob in tree

Michael in tree

There's more. The other half of the rope serves as an additional swing.
boys swing

3 kids

Like I said - a lot can happen when you throw in some imagination.


Jessica said...

Ahhh, sounds just like me and my friends when we were younger! We spent so much time outside playing with sticks and leaves and climbing trees. Looks like they had a blast!

Ashley Sisk said...

Well aren't they clever! Glad to see you...I feel like it's been a while.

dclouser said...

Moments like these are some of the best of parenting! And talk about summer education, this is great.

tsinclair said...

Wow! I can't believe he climbed that high. Way to go, although like you I would probably be better off not witnessing it. :-)

Tara said...

Wow, that is really neat!! Great job boys!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

That is one serious tree to climb! I would have preferred not to witness the climbing, too--and this coming from a tomboy who would climb any tree she could...but that was a loooooong time ago. ;) Fantastic imaginations! Hope you're having a great summer!

mountain mama said...

i thought it was cardboard the moment i saw it! i LOVE when kids create things!!!