December 26, 2005

Strangest Christmas present

Boy in Black asked for, and received, several six-foot lengths of half-inch PVC pipe from the hardware store.

And several rolls of duct tape.

10 comments:

Kathryn said...

Could he be planning to build a pipe organ? Or a helter skelter for hamsters???
Longing to hear...

What Now? said...

Wow--that is a kid who knows exactly what he wants for Christmas! We'll all wait with interest to hear what he makes with it.

listmaker said...

can't wait to hear what he's making

EmmaNadine said...

Just promise us we get pictures of the finished product.

joanna said...

Do you know what his plans are?

jo(e) said...

Well, today, he said that he wants to make some bow staffs. But I know that he also wants to duct tape some together to use as jumps for skateboarding or as part of the snowboard ramp ....

Boy in Black has many uses for PVC pipe and duct tape ....

The Bailiff said...

with that, he could also make a didgeridoo (sp?).

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

with that, he could also make a didgeridoo (sp?).

I believe with those materials, he already has several didgeridoos, and some duct tape.

earl said...

As someone who may be closer in age to your kid than the other posters, this sounds suspiciously like a potato gun. Which is tons of fun and really dangerous.

If you notice hair spray or some other combustible chemical missing, it might be time to have a talk with him.

http://platinumchromatography.com/potato.htm

jo(e) said...

Earl: Yeah, these PVC pipes would make awesome potato guns. But far too dangerous with the younger kids around. Boy in Black is pretty responsible about stuff like that. We used to have a paint ball course in the backyard -- and Boy in Black wrote up a list of rules and made everyone sign it before they could play. I got yelled at more than anyone else because I kept forgetting the rules in the heat of competition ....