Dugout canoe. Obviously.

Yesterday morning my phone rang.



“Ahh…  Gunnar?”


“what can I do for you?”

“Do you, mumble mumble, blow torch?”

“What?!  Do I have a blow torch?”

“NO!  Do you have a GOOD BLOW TORCH?”

“OH!  a GOOD one.  Yeah.  I have a good blow torch.” (you’re 8… what do you want with a blow torch?)

“Ok.  I’ll be right over..”  click.

10 Responses to “Dugout canoe. Obviously.”

  1. Diarmid

    This should be interesting…

  2. Mari

    Possession of a GOOD blow torch: Surely the definition of a cool adult to an eight-year-old kid. I don’t have a single acquaintance with a blow torch, much less a good one.

  3. Jenny Attwater

    Such a discerning 8 year old!

    He looks quite a lot like you, I think.

  4. Janene

    one of my most favorite posts…and yes, he does look like you!!! adorable..thanks for making me smile…:>)

  5. Spinnincin


  6. jenny

    totally made me smile.. thanks for that

  7. ashley

    I love this post. Hi Sam:) Ridiculously beautiful photos you two.

  8. ashley

    Ha:) That comment was supposed to go under the Sam post:)
    Gunnar, you’re pretty great too…

  9. delia

    aw, I wanna be a third grade teacher so I can hang out with the kid who realizes that you need a GOOD blowtorch to make a proper dugout canoe!

  10. Laurie

    Love Putney’s face… kind of a “oh shit – what’s that kid got in mind!?” Or, perhaps a “All right!! Let’s GO!!!”

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