Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Was Kidding!

Ya know how you try to be funny . . . and sometimes it just doesn't work?

In my previous post of the guys clearing the trail, the last picture was of Erin's #1 son posed holding a chainsaw. I kidded about the big guys saying he only used it for a little while.

That was meant to be funny, folks! They would never, ever, EVER let him get near a chainsaw if it was running. A chainsaw is a wonderful piece of equipment, but also very dangerous and must be handled with the utmost care and responsibility . . . by big people! Even at that, I think nearly everyone up here knows or at least has heard of someone being injured while working with a chainsaw.

So please understand, the big guys were extremely careful yesterday and would never put a running chainsaw even close to a little guy.

Now I need to go learn how to "write funny" so everyone knows I'm not being serious!


Susan said...

I think it's more that people need to LIGHTEN UP than you need to learn to write funny - you already do that quite well! Of COURSE he did not use the chainsaw. Fer cryin out loud. I bet he will have plenty to talk about back home, though. That's tough work and the three of them gave it their all.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Oh Mama, really? I never once took it as anything other than a photo-op and experience for #1. I think the boys were just having fun! And kids love that stuff!! ARE funny! You bring a smile to me every day!!!

No worries!!

Anonymous said...

Yep it's anonymous Erin again! LOL I hope everyone knew that was a joke, even I could tell and I wasn't there AND I'm the mom of said little chainsawer! That being said, when the little guys ARE ready, Mama Pea's is the place to go, Loch is still talking about being able to help the big guys :)

Anonymous said...

Fitting word verification today, "forestr"!

Sue said...

All I thought was wow-they look like they're having the time of their lives. What great memories. It never even occured to me that it was serious.
Anyways, looks like a great time was had by all. Those boys are going to want to come back again--poor Erin is gonna be hearing some begging every winter from now until the end of time!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks to all you guys for the support. Just didn't want anyone to believe we would put dangerous tools into the hands of babes!

Erin, regarding your word verification . . . it must be a sign! The boy is going to be a forester!!

Dirt Lover said...

Our oldest son couldn't wait to use the chainsaw. Now he's 21, and very comfortable with one in his hands. Although I don't remember how old he was when he first used one, it was a very long time ago. Just like all tools, he was taught the correct use. I never really thought twice about it!! He learned, and that was that!

Mama Pea said...

Lori - Yep, when kids grow up with things such as wood stoves and chainsaws being a natural part of life, they learn to handle them responsibly . . . and what a useful bunch of skills "homesteader" kids learn!