Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Solution to the Problem, Aaarg Matey.

Henry learned about pirates at school the other day. He also learned that we did not own any of the kinds he wanted.

So when he got home from school, he wanted to build a pirate ship and turn his firefighters into pirates with swords and hooks.

Here is how he solved his problem:

Twisted paperclips became swords and hooks (we did help him with this part), jenga blocks became planks for the Unfortunate to walk, and an old wine box as the ship.

I'm still not sure what the pumpkin bubbles bottle was for. Maybe steering the ship? Or forcing that poor dude off the plank into the "water"?

Regardless, it provided hours of quiet entertainment, so I was all for it.

Svea, in the meantime, has figured out that she can pull her dress off of her body while leaving the neckline at an angle over her face so one eye is covered. Henry builds a ship, and Svea runs around with an unside-down headress covering one eye screaming, "Arg! Look, Mom! I'm a pirate!"

Fun times, fun times.

1 comment:

Babs said...

love it. good problem solving on everyones part. come solve some of mine!