How to build a fence according to kids

So, not too surprisingly our fence needed repairs after the flood, and so Jeff and I spent an afternoon fixing it while the kids “helped.”

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The boys happily sat there hammering nails into the old sections of fence.  For a while.  Then it progressed.

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Yes, that is my five year old boys with the power drill.  And princess is happily petting one of Mac’s chew toys.

From there it went to building a fort.

With lots of careful instructions to be careful carrying the boards, so there’d be no hitting in the head with boards.

And then a tee pee around their trees (a friend gave us a tree for each child when they were born, so they quite proudly point out “my tree”).

They slowly added in more boards.

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Then they became swords and guns.  And for those who are wondering it’s Batman in the t-shirt.  He’s almost always the one in cowboy boots.

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And then they started building something.  I never quite figured out what it was.

Oh, and please say at some point Princess will outgrow this “it’s dirty” phase of taking off her clothes.  I swear she invents dirt to take off her clothes.

Maybe she thinks we’re nudists.  Except she keeps her underwear on.  Sigh.

** Thanks to Maryanne for pointing out I’d put Batman as both the one in the cowboy boots and the collared shirt, which doesn’t work.


8 responses to “How to build a fence according to kids”

  1. I love that you said she might think you are nudists!!!!!!! So funny.

    It looks like they worked hard.

    How neat that your friend gave the kids trees for their births. That is so cool.

  2. An Almost Unschooling Mom Avatar
    An Almost Unschooling Mom

    So, I can only assume by this post, that you've grown homesick for the emergency room, and were hoping to make another visit there! 🙂

  3. Annette W. Avatar
    Annette W.

    Trees, drills, and skin. Great combo!

    M also likes to find excuses to change her clothes, but I have trained her to wait…usually by setting the timer. If it's still wet or dirty after x minutes we'll change. If not, we stay in the same clothes.

  4. MaryAnne Avatar

    At least the underwear stays on =)

    And I'm confused, you say batman is the one who wears cowboy boots and that batman is in the collared shirt, but it looks like the kid in cowboy boots is the one in the t-shirt? Or do they both have boots on?

  5. Leah's comment cracked me up. You like to live dangerously, don't you? At least you could probably fix the fence while the kids were busy constructing their own.

  6. littlewondersdays Avatar

    Boys and their power tools! Such a funny post. My Sassyfras has the “it's dirty” issue also. It was all I could do to keep her clothed at the beach this summer.

  7. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog Avatar
    Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog

    I'm with Christy — the nudist comment cracked me up!!!! Never a dull moment at your house. 🙂

  8. I was thinking the same thing as Leah! This cracks me up!

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