Monday, October 26, 2009

What Parents Do For Their Kids

My son told me about helping his oldest son with his homework. The assignment was to get impressions of deer tracks. This fell of course on a weekend with rain. In the woods they went. The rain was washing away the tracks. They walked and walked. Just as they were about to give up they {my son had all three boys} came upon a corn field. In the corn field tracks were found. Now if they had done it correct they would have had a plastic bag to mix the plaster, and make the impression so as to not make a mess. The bag was forgotten, and a mess was made as my son kept an eye out for the farmer who would get them for trespassing. The younger boys had fun playing among the corn stalks. I do not know what grade my grandson got, but he will have a memory.

6 comments:

Thom said...

What a wonderful story. The memories of something like that will be ever lasting :)

Nessa said...

That sounds like a great time for all. Thanks for telling us.

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quilly said...

Great memories for the kids -- but why would a teacher give such an assignment? What was her learning goal? And how about those kids that don't have a wonderful parent like your son?

Melli said...

You don't blog often, so this was an EVENT! I had to go get a piece of carrot cake to enjoy with it! :)

What in the WORLD kind of assignment is that??? What if the kids don't LIVE near deer tracks? (of course, these days the deer are making tracks on concrete in the city...)
But ... sheesh! Ya MIGHT get shot tresspassin' on farmers property! I'm sure they were meant to go in the woods... but like ya say -- it was rainin! That's crazy! Peter's a GOOD dad!

Melli said...

Or is it Patrick? I STILL get 'em confused! Dang...

Jill said...

That's a cute story that will be retold in years to come.