Do you smell something burning??

So my eldest dear child, went off to camp with the youth group from our church. Sunday morning I was woken by my cell phone. I had a picture message from afore mention eldest child. I open it up ad see this...











Now imagine this in tiny cell phone size accompanied by foggy morning brain..

I looked.. I focused... I FINALLY realized what it was..

Now trying to sit up right and focus, knocking over bedside table and nearly smothering the dog with the pillow. I text Connor back...

*m - uh Connor, what happened to your shoe?

A moment later the phone rang. After getting soaking wet, my dear son apparently (who is quite smart I swear.. I've seen his report cards) decided that he wanted to accelerate the drying process of his soaking wet shoes. So he figured the closer he placed them to the fire, the faster they would dry.

They caught on fire.. (who would have seen THAT coming? .. you can all put your hands down)

So I tell him that I was happy his foot wasn't in it, and I had gotten him school shoes this weekend so all was good. To which he replied..

" So then can I just burn them the rest of the way??"

Comments

Sharon said…
Oh boys will be boys!!!
Mountainflower said…
lol one time when I was camping with my dad I kicked my penny loafers off while I was sitting by the fire (the pit was inside a metal wheel) and I didn't notice the sole of my shoe was leaning against the pit and in the morning my shoe was melted to the pit. It happens to the best of us :)
MomOfDudes said…
Wonder if he has any Army men to burn along with his shoe.

So funny
Thany said…
He cracks me up.
Cyndi said…
Ah but I know the beginning of the story...

Connor had gotten really dirty and wanted to wash off. He decided his shoes were really dirty too and he was just going to "rinse" them off, so he took them into the shower with him!!! Instead of rinsing them, he soaked them! Thus needed the drying out :-) From what I heard, correct me if I'm wrong... I was told the poor boy not only had burned shoes, but they were still soaked inside! Poor Connor!

This comes from one of the most hilarious stories that I have heard Ryan tell in a while.
Crayl said…
The fact that he asked to burn it the rest of the way just makes me laugh.
Glad you already had new shoes waiting.
*emmy said…
At least he didn't burn his tootsies ;^). Boys will be boys.
LaDonna said…
Okay, I've got to read your blog more often. Your kid is the stuff columns are made of. I love 12 yo boys. Did you say yes?

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