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Hard Workers

on November 17, 2009

We live on a little side street in a place that someone once described as being a “subdivision set in the middle of a farmer’s field.”  Doesn’t that sound idyllic?

It’s really a nice neighbourhood… one where the hooligans visit the neighbours behind us, and come home gleaming as if they’ve spent the day with their grandparents.  One where the kids (for the most part) are very nice and polite.  One where we can easily have a bunch of other hooligans over, and allow them to play outside, only checking once in a while to make sure the parameters of staying in the yard are being kept.

Now, because we live in the middle of podunk nowhere, the roads back here really aren’t in that great of shape.  In front of our house, the blacktop is crumbling on the edges, and calls out to little boys to gouge up pieces of it and smash them across the road.

You can see where I’m going with this.

A few weeks ago, I went out to check on the mass of hooligans that were here, and found my son and one of the other boys smashing the road up with… hammers.

Yup.  Hammers.

Eph KNOWS he’s not allowed to smash the road up, with hammers, rocks, or ANYTHING.

((as an aside, in my younger years, I would have never thought that I would have had to CLARIFY that smashing the road up was not allowed… I would have just ASSumed that that was something that was known.  Like not climbing in the fridge with your shoes on…  that kind of thing.))

Both boys got a bit of a lecture, and were directed onto other approved things to destroy.  Hammers, however, were confiscated.

Later on, my girlfriend was telling me that she was trying to get her kids buckled down to do some work, and she commented that they hadn’t done any work the day before, and they really needed to get some done.

Her son quite belligerently informed her that he had been working very hard the day before.  That smashing up the road was hard work!  Although it was easier when they got the hammers….

So there you have it.  Who needs to learn to read when there are roads to be smashed up!

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2 responses to “Hard Workers

  1. Angel says:

    That does sound like very hard important work 😉

  2. HA HA HA HA! LOVE IT! BOYS! Mine once BEGGED ME to lock them in the closet~LOL! Of course I declined after telling them that people get in BIG TROUBLE for locking children in closets. BOYS! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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