Thursday, September 11, 2008

Butterfly Nets

Wow! It feels like this happened so long ago and I'm just now getting around to posting it. I just looked on my calendar though and it has been about two weeks...so it has been forever ago!

Anyway, Labor Day weekend we went down to Virginia to visit with Shitface so he wouldn't have to make the drive home....AGAIN! And I didn't mind since it was a long weekend.

On Sunday we took the kids to the Jamestown Settlement. It was one of those things that was on my list of things to do this summer that we just never got to. It was pretty neat though, in that they had a fort that they kids got to explore, the re-created ships that brought the settlers over and an Indian village.

As we're walking around we're of course explaining to Girl and Boy 1 what everything was and how they did things back in those days.

We're walking through the huts in the Indian village where they are tons of animal skins, bow and arrows, bowls...you know the things they made and used in order to survive. When we come across this:


I was pretty sure that we knew what we talking about until I heard this come from Shitface....

SF: This is what they used to catch butterflys.
Me: WTF??
Me: No it's not!! It's what they used to catch fish!!
SF: Oh yea, that makes sense.

So then I was forced to conclude that maybe only I knew what I was talking about! And he's the one that's suppose to be the history buff!

And then to make it even worse, a few minutes later this boy comes up, he couldn't of been older then 10, and tells his father that they used "this" to catch fish.

Even 10 year olds are smarter than my husband!

Needless to say he hasn't been able to live that one down!

2 comments:

ToadMama said...

Ha! That's funny. Just what does he think the settlers would have done with the butterflies?

stephanie (bad mom) said...

I'm with Toadmama - why catch butterflies??

Yeah, that's gonna be pretty hard to leave alone. Hilarious.

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