June 26, 2008

New bow, The Dangerous Book for Boys, The Boyscout Handbook, and his favorite knife. I'm not sure what he's studying today. But maybe we should take cover? Or maybe he's headed on walk about? I'd love to know what he's dreaming.


rae said...

Oh, to be a young man on a mission. :-) I can just see his intensity, and I know you must have enjoyed watching his adventure unfold.

Heather said...

Have you read (or read to the kids, maybe) Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill? I am reading it just now for the first time, and it constantly reminds me of the thrill and imagination of childhood adventure. The idea of fishing or sailing down the river in a borrowed boat All By Your Underaged Selves.. ah, how exciting and wonderful!

Just a couple of weeks ago, I found my husband's old boy scout handbook in a box in the attic and passed it on to my son. We've had a lot of injuries lately ("Bah, it's good for them!" says my husband), but the kids haven't had so much fun in a long time.