These guys drive all the way to South Dakota to ride their dirtbikes in the desert so they can go faster. They skydive. They bungee-jump. They have no health insurance.
We are not this way. So when they come to visit they have to make their own adventures. Saturday afternoon, David and Elijah were outside searching for possibilities, when David was inspired.
By the leaves.
See, our yard is surrounded by oak and poplar trees - the kind with zillions of leaves - so our little acre-and-a-half is covered about six inches deep. That may not sound like a lot, but here's what their pile in the back looked like:
They had raking help from Mike, Abbie, and Ashton, the neighbor kid whose mother has regularly scheduled nervous breakdowns because of the activities he engages in at our house. Usually when David is here. Now I thought (silly me) they were just raking up leaves to play in. But no. There has to be an element of danger involved, or it's no fun. Here's what really happened:
Yes, that's the young man with no health insurance jumping off the deck from 12 feet up into the pile of leaves. They tried to get Pete to jump, but he's smarter than they are.
Be thankful ~