Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wars and rumors of wars

Yesterday, as I was making dinner, the boys came rushing in from the yard, ran through the kitchen and as they thundered upstairs yelled down to me, "We're gonna write a book, okay Mom?"

Gee, let me think for a minute... yeah, okay.

In the school room, this morning, I found a title-page and chapter titles. The book will be called, (are you ready?):

Great Battles of Dino-opolis


And the chapter titles (all by Tate, with original spelling), are as follows:



small battls

magier battls

decisev batls

civl wars


Just in case you wondered.

Oh, and the picture at the bottom shows a giant mushroom cloud.


leah said...

Gotta love boys! That is so funny. You really need to keep a copy. And skirmishes? Impressive vocabulary, never mind the spelling!

Denise Portis said...

That's terrific! I want younger boys again! (Mine is 18 is really quite boring now! Just kidding...)

But I repeat (with a bit of a wail)... I want younger boys again!

The Squirrel said...

All I can think of is the opening scene from Firefly, "Curse your sudden, but inevitable, betrayal!"

I guess as long as there isn't a nuclear physics textbook lying around, I wouldn't be too concerned about the mushroom cloud...


Deborah said...

I love phonetic spelling, but I love boys with great imaginations even more! Sounds like a Pulitzer prize winner to me ;0)!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yeah... when I saw that list I was really proud! I know, the non-violent moms who never let their kids play with toy guns probably think I'm some kind of sicko, but I was impressed by the vocabulary and the comprehension of the different degrees of significance.

I put the "HoH" tag on it because that is the kind of vocabulary my deaf kiddo has developed from reading :0)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

And Mr. Squirrel,

I've had numerous talks with them regarding being careful about what they discuss out in PUBLIC.

They can speculate about the feasibility of building methane (fart-based) bombs at home all they want, but let's not scare anyone who has no sympathy for how boy-brains are wired :0)

Craig and Heather said...

And we all wondered how the old Dinos went extinct. This could be a possible theory!


Herding Grasshoppers said...


Who knew?