Music Man and I laughed together when we heard Little Red talking in a hushed voice about the young marijuana garden they had found. After that came the hypothisizing about who's it was and how they were going to stake it out and catch the bad guys. After that came the "catching the poachers" adventure, whereby they would follow a blood trail and catch some poachers poaching deer in the woods. They have been watching "North Woods Law", one of the few tv shows we allow them to watch once we preview the episodes. For those unfamiliar with the show, it's about game wardens in Maine and the things they encounter every day. Some of the content is not appropriate for them at this age, but the overall message is good and they really enjoy watching how the game wardens perform their jobs. This was the first time we'd heard them putting their own scenerios together and it was good to hear them using their imaginations in this way. We did get a little concerned over what other people around us might be thinking when they hear the 9 year old talking about marijuana gardens, however!
One of the other favorite places is the South Freeport Harbor. Not only is it the home of the Haraseeket restaurant, but it's also just a neat little wharf to spend some time in. The boys are able to explore a bit without anyone getting antsy and we feel welcome there.
|Exploring the depth chart|
|Waiting to go to moorings|
|Little fish shack|
|A place for a boy to just BE|
|Trapped in Freeport Harbor|
Wishing you harbors in your adventures, ~Peacemom