Thursday, February 12, 2009

David and Goliath

Ever since Ben learned about the story of David and Goliath, he's been begging for a slingshot. How cool to have the power to take down a giant with the flick of your wrist. This last Christmas, we finally gave in - with ONE condition. Instead of firing the bb's that come with a slingshot, ( can you say neighbor's broken windows??!!), we insisted on marshmallows to be the bullet of choice. He reluctantly agreed and has blanketed our yard in white as he worked on his aim.

We have a squirrel in our backyard that is bordering on obese, thanks to all of the fruit he enjoys from our trees. Lately, he's been picking oranges, balancing them on the fence and enjoying lunch.

Can you see where this is heading?? Yesterday, Ben came tearing into the house, pumping his fist in the air and with a huge grin, yelled, "I nailed him!!!!" Yep. Ben managed to pluck the squirrel in the head with his slingshot and a marshmallow. He sees himself as a modern day David taking down one giant at a time. . .


Time of my Life said...

WAY TO GO BEN! You nailed him! I can't believe you FINALLY got the fatty squirrel. Nice work Ben!

Brett said...

Ben!!! Seriously, you nailed him.