Thursday, September 10, 2009

Picnic Table=Boat!

Autumn breezes swept over our land this morning, scattering leaves from trees and pulling our younger children away from homeschool to the outdoors. And I, trusting nature to be a wise educator of her own, let them go. Among their adventuring, they overturned our picnic table, and we realized (perhaps due to our nightly sojourns with the Horatio Hornblower movies) how much it resembled a boat. In short order I had temporarily erected a wooden pole as a mast, a sail was procured, and the children set sail across a sea of leaf-strewn lawn.


Enbrethiliel said...


I think all tables look like boats when they're upside down! My cousin and I had a card table we used to transform into a boat, but I'll freely admit that your family's picnic table put it to shame! =)

Kristyn said...

We are huge H.H. fans. :) Love the kids' boat.

One big family learning together... said...

Ah! My kids would flip over this! (haha)