Friday, October 24, 2008

Uncle Steve's Campfire Stories

Uncle Steve will go to any cost to be labelled the "best uncle". He knows that the way to Patrick's heart is a good old campfire and roasted marshmallows. Patrick doesn't even have to ask for it, Uncle Steve just delivers. At our most recent campfire all the kids participated in the traditional campfire story ala Uncle Steve. The formula goes something like this:
Add- Jack, Abby, and Patrick. Let each child carry a weapon (added for a bit of peril).
Let one of them drive a vehicle to the desired location.
Place them in the forest.
Add your favorite camping activity here.
(hiking, fishing, driving, cooking)
Add a bear (more if more flavor is desired).
By nightfall, let them sleep.
This is where the story gets complicated-
The bear enters the camp.
One of the brave children (or all if you like)
chases, fights, or runs away from the bear(s).
Use weapons.
Story ends badly for the bear every time.
Makes you smile, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Mama Lou said...

He wins.

Oh and Patrick would like to come stay the night "for like FIVE days!"