Thursday, July 10, 2008

He Never Saw It Coming...

If your men are like my men, there is something about the 4th of July and the need to blow stuff up that drives them to do crazy things!

After a nice leisurely ride in the country last week, we were sitting around our friends house on the 4th, enjoying the afternoon. The burgers and brats were on the grill and the lit punks were busy igniting fuses on every kind of firework you can imagine.

The neighbors were getting ready to leave for the city's fireworks display and "the Mrs." made the mistake of telling my friend (her neighbor) that it would be perfectly fine to blow up a Santa that had graced the top of their house for 2 years. Apparently she hated it but her husband had a running bet with someone on how long he would leave it attached to the roof.
So, without missing a beat - Dayl grabbed his ladder and climbed to the top of their house and pulled the old boy down (notice the stogie the poor fella is chewing on)!
One pass with the punk and this was all that was left ... I bet that Styrofoam blew 50 feet in the air! What can you say about boys and gunpowder? It's a deadly combination!


Tina said...

Oh my goodness. Boys will be boys!
too funny

Pea said...

Yep, boys will be boys.
My Eldest son for his sisters B.D. decided that she needed a whole new paint ball gun. The little darling decided that power is what she wanted. LOL so to make sure the big boys she plays paint ball with knew they were hit by a girl got pink pearl balls with hot pink splat. LOL NOw it isn't just the boys anymore. This girl is a chip off the ol' block I think... Maybe someday she will make dolls? doubt it but one can dream huh?
Love the little one oh so sweet.
have the best day my dear. Stop by sometime.

tattered 'n torn prims said...

ha ha ha ha ha!! Rick has quite a few stories of what boys with gunpowder can do!! That poor ol' santie!! LMBO!!


Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ha! Ha!! Man, glad to know my hubs isn't the only one! He's forty-something going on ten!
Poor Santa...I hope he has a good medical plan.

BirchBerry Farms said...

Oddly enough my dear Cookie----for some reason mine usually isn't date oriented---his 'shake my head' behavior usually occurs pretty much all year long----I color my hair much more frequently!!!! He's like a cat though---lands on his feet---I am waitin' for the day though---OMG!!!!

Patti said...

Too funny! My husband and sons would have been right there, too!

Love that little cutey-patootey chillaxin' - too sweet!

Blessings, Patti

CraBBy GaBBy said...

poor santa..he was cute...
Boys will be boys...
things that go metal objects and a big bust....

Suzanne said...

Lol! Poor Santy! My "boys" (hubby included) blew stuff up on the 4th too...while the dog and I hid in the back room.