Monday, December 26, 2005

Wrapping the rifle


Quick update from Texas..
Christmas Eve was a bustle of activity here in Montgomery, Texas. It wouldn't be a Texas Christmas without firearms. So at about 3PM just before we were to rush off to Christmas eve services I was asked by my brother in law to wrap up the new rifle and ammo for my 9 (yes , 9 years old) year old nephew. Well, you don't say no to that! The wrapping paper is roses and poinsettias. Well, we gathered around the tree a few hours later and the youngster opened the rifle along with the largest animal gutting knife I have ever seen. He then had to dig around under the tree, "where's the ammo?" And yes 2 boxes of ammo were produced. There was a whole conversation about the benefits of ammo with half the reverb or kickback..so as to not knock the child to the ground while he is using the rifle. Fortunately I am happy to report that the little guy is not too interested in his new rifle. Instead he spends quite a bit of time playing Uno Stacko and showing folks his jumbo pencil he received for Christmas. Maybe there is hope.

3 comments:

DenverHotPants said...

Let this be a lesson to us all . . . don't go to Texas. How did you survive this without laughing hysterically? As if the massive rifle for the 9 year old isn't enough, could there be more mauve and mint green decorating the clearly, otherwise, beige cookie cutter house? Oh god, is that a lazy-boy in he background? I'm weaping for you creamycrafter.

InfoChef said...

Don't you just love CreamyCrafter for providing us with this inspirational holiday story?

ChristianLiberalChic said...

YIKES! My visit to Texas was scary, but not that bad...no guns for the neice yet, but she is only 1 1/2. Maybe next year. It is a constitutional right...