Apr 20, 2009

The "Turd" or... Things that bring great Joy to a 16 year old country boy.

A country boy and his fishing boat...
It's a beautiful thing.
Unless...
Unless you're talking about THIS boat!
Worker #1 has wanted a little boat for our pond.
He searched and searched for one that he could afford.

He had grand plans.
It was gonna be a nice boat!
He would be the envy of all his friends.

But my boy is not shallow.
He follows his heart.
His heart fell in love...
With...
The "Turd"
The first time he saw the Turd, abandoned in a pasture, he knew it was meant to be.
When the owner of the property told him he could have it for free, it almost brought tears to his eyes!

He didn't care that its wood was all rotten.
He didn't care that it needed patched and painted.
He didn't care that it was full of termites and fire ants.
All he knew was that he had to get it home and it was his.. all his!!
(I didn't bother to tell him not to worry, because no one else on Earth wanted it anyway!)

It is his place to "get away from it all".
His place to find solitude.
His private fishing spot.
His place to be totally alone.

His place to glare at his benevolent mother when she tries to take a picture of him!

And...
His place to practice his fierce modeling poses...

**sigh**

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6 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Screwed Up Texan said...

The Turd...is that the name of the boat? Awesome.

Bethany said...

Hmmmm... Are you SURE he's in a pond? Because from the looks of it, he could be in anybody's FRONT YARD after last week's rain storms!

And thank you for being a smart mother and not allowing the accident-prone child to take his cell phone out on the Turd with him. :o)

- your spoiled rotten, "city girl", little sister

Misty said...

omg. that is a funny story. but a great lesson for all children. to search and find. not to just be handed everything they want. sweet!
-Misty

Sab said...

That is hilarious! I think it's great that he has his own little place. I know I wanted one as a kid.

Chickenista said...

Love the name of her!! Ours is "Cheaper to Keep her" LOL Hey what it looks like is not the point how you feel in it and what you catch is! You've raised a fine fisherman!

Elyse said...

Hahaha, how awesome! Oh man, I wish I had had a boat to get away during my teenage years. Your description of the "boy and his boat" reminds me of the giving tree. Hope that boat brings him lots of peaceful "getaway" time.

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