Monday, December 1, 2008

tap shoes, duck tape, brotherly love and basketball...

Just an ordinary day at the Barnes home today. Chores before/after breakfast, followed by Bible/devotions, then the rest of our schoolwork till about lunch....today we read in the Bible about brotherly love, we recited verses, read a story that illustrated brotherly love, drew picture of brothers and sisters and talked about really loving our brothers and sisters. Then Mae got mad and snatched a book from Noah, and Noah and Austin got into an argument over legos. Were they SLEEPING during our discussion?!? The day did get better, everyone got their work done, folded laundry, had lunch, and with a little free time on their hands, some of the kids turned to duck tape for entertainment. This is not unusual in our house. Today Noah fixed up his "Night Vision" hat, as he calls it-a camoflage hat with a flashlight ducktaped to the top. Austin covered a little football completely in duck tape, because silver was prettier than brown, and Mackenzie turned her new Sunday shoes into tap shoes by duck taping nickels to the heels and toes. So Noah wore his hat, with the spotlight(flashlight) on Mackenzie as she gave us a very interesting tap dance routine in the kitchen this afternoon. Lexie got in on the act as well...she found the roll of duck tape that had been left out and tried to eat it!! So now I'm thinking duck tape for stockling stuffers? The Boys also had their first practice for UPWARDS basketball today. They had a great time and can hardly wait for their first game. Austin will be really pleased if their uniforms turn out to be silver-the same color as ducktape!!!

3 comments:

Anita said...

Too funny!! I think I would have to at least get some small ---what do you call the things the duck tape comes on....not dispensers....Some small CIRCLES? of duck tape in their stockings would be funny. You might need it to tape them up on the ride home from NY!

Anita

Raeley said...

Wow! fun! Next thing you know there'll bee a new style in town, ducktaped jeans! :p

Kim said...

Hey Michelle,

This is really funny! My kids have been bored lately, maybe Jimmy needs to bring home some duck tape. Where are the boys playing Upwards basketball?

Kim