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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This Just In


I've just returned from a First Class A-1 Inspection of Bird Capturing Club Headquarters. "I'm going to be a bird scientest!", he said. Budding Bird Scientest Daniel proclaimed his intentions tonight of his desire to capture a bird, "fur" it out, and then study it's skeleton. Ugh.....does that mean I have to help with clean-up? Would this count as our science for the day? Furring a bird out sounded painful and messy.

I was invited out to the backyard for a tour of the Bird Capturing Club. I answered that yes, I would like to visit. So, I went on the tour, and it was something else alright. I came to the green chair in the lawn, observed something that somewhat resembled a grossly constructed crossbow off to my left leaning up against the back wall. Upon the hill next to the crossbow/trap were two Milkbone brand dog treats, crisscrossed to form an "x". In case these birds can't read, then it's also decorated with a large pile of dogfood. Birds like dogfood, you know. Then I began receiving instructions. I was told not to sit in the green chair for in it lies a pile of dogfood camoflauged by a few pieces of grass. I was to sit in the grass....I decided I would just stand. He enjoyed giving orders in his usual detailed manner. There was a lot of hand gesturing, words missing their r's (something he's slowing remedying), and details galore until he was satisfied that I was clear on exactly how all of this would work. He then showed me how there was, or used to be (until Lady our dog ate it), a trail of dog food leading to the chair. Lady did seem quite happy with Daniel, and now I understood why. Then there was also a trail of dogfood from the back of the block wall to the piles and stacks of wood....where I also observed one of my kitchen measuring cups. I hated to disappoint my scientest fella, but I did have to retrieve that measuring cup. Scientests (atleast the ones in my family) like Peanut Butter Cookies, and I knew I would need that cup for our next batch.

So, I grew to love the little science fella even more than I already did, and wished to pieces that it was broad daylight so I could include a picture.

9 comments:

Mari said...

What a great story! Yes - a picture would have been wonderful!

Red Writing said...

Sounds like a cool club.

Mary Lee said...

Love the dog bone X. I actually kinda sorta hope he gets his bird! No I don't want to help "fur" it out. Daniel is quite a character.

Red Writing said...

FYI: EVOO = extra virgin olive oil

Susan said...

Too cute and funny. The punch line - it was night? cracked me up!!!
Susan

Nancy said...

Well, we all know it's the early bird that gets the worm....or perchance, the dog food (left overs.)...Scientist Fella is totally prepared for the event!

TraciG said...

Nothing better than watching kids discover and learn is there? How great you get to be such an integral part of all that Kathy! God is good!

Kathy said...

Not quite pitch black, Susan, just dusk. This morning, there does seem to be a small family reunion of pigeons and crows gathering about the green chair and the hill marked with the X. If only they knew!

Traci, I love to be in on their imagination as they take on their dreams and ideas right before my very eyes. So thankful I am able to do this! Wouldn't miss it for anything!

Elizabeth said...

"Fur it out" that's hillarious! Sounds like he and Christian could have a wonderfully scientific day together! Hmmm, maybe that's something we should plan...