Thursday, July 1, 2010

Improper Use of Duct Tape

After searching long and hard, we found a camp for the girls to go to this summer that met both our budget and our schedule.  It is a horse camp located about 40 minutes from our home.  During five half-days, they work on riding English, Western, & bareback.  They feed, and they clean stalls, tack, and brushes.  They learn grooming and the names of parts of the horse and equipment.  And to top it off, they have crafts and a bible study.  For three days so far I have spent the afternoons hearing all the wonderful stories that the girls have had to share about camp.  I can't believe how much they have learned in such a short time.

I dropped them off yesterday and noticed Kasi walking funny as she climbed out of the van.  Her boots zipped up the side and it appeared that the zipper had broken.  It was zipped only at the top.  I struggled with it for a minute and finally told her she was just going to have to get someone to wrap it up with duct tape to get her through the day.  Everyone has duct tape, and this was a stable, after all.  And I left.

Here is the sight that met me when I picked her up.  This, my friends, is improper use of duct tape.  For you rookies out there, the duct tape should have been wrapped (horizontally) around the ankle in order to give it stability.  That would have held it 'til the boots gave out.  My husband laughed and told me that not everyone has had my level of duct tape usage experience. 

Seriously though, they may not have understood how to properly use duct tape (one of those subjects I think is seriously neglected in the public school system) but you have to give them some extra points for effort, and for creativity.  They are well on their way to learning to 'make due wit whatcha got'.  


Anonymous said...

Thank you - this made my morning!! As a wife of a duct and electrical tape enthusiast, this really made me chuckle. The bailer twine is a classy touch!

koinonia community said...

Glad you enjoyed it! I laughed pretty heartily I shook my head, of course.

Suds to Love said...

I want to know if you fixed it for Kasi, so she can continue to wear them?

koinonia community said...

She had pretty much gotten all the 'goodie' out of that old pair. I went to Goodwill and got her a pair of shiny black cowboy boots (they had a pair in her size)for $2.50. I also found a pair of Birkenstocks in my size for $3.50. She ran and jumped all evening in those boots and told me they were the MOST beautiful boots ever, and that she could run faster and jump farther in them than her old ones. Then she tried to go to bed in them. That was two-fifty well spent!