Friday, November 04, 2005

Calvin's plans

One of Calvin's favorite pastimes is drawing up elaborate plans for projects. He has made detailed diagrams of what his new room will look like, down to the ten deadbolt locks on the door to keep out sisters and little brothers. He has designed tree houses with all of the comforts, including a couch, refrigerator and satellite TV.

With the seasons turning, his thoughts are turning to snow warfare. I found the following descriptions by the computer printer yesterday when I came home:

Snow fort: The snow fort is made of one-foot solid ice for protection, and on the inside soft snow. It has a small door and a capacity of six people. It also has a crate to store snowballs.

Snow catapult: the snow catapult has a capacity of two gallons of snow. It is made of pulleys, rope, and wood.

Snowball launcher: The snowball launcher has a capacity of 1/2 of a gallon of snow. It is made of insulated elastic. It can throw snowballs at 100 m.p.h. and it hits whatever you aim at.

Drift dropper: The drift dropper has a capacity of 20 gallons of snow. It is able to increase hypothermia chances.

Snow crossbow: The snow crossbow is portable, with only weighing one pound. It can shoot a snowball at 100 m.p.h. and has a capacity of one pint of snow.

So if you're planning a visit to Sand Creek this winter, consider yourself warned!


madcapmum said...

If Calvin and Runner-Bean lived next door, we'd all be in serious trouble, Deb. Similar plans up this way, "our enemies" won't know what him 'em.

Anonymous said...

Better start saving up for M.I.T.!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Calvin sounds very inventive!
Snow is the best for building forts, as I remember it. When the city snow plow would come through our suburban neighborhood in NJ, it would leave huge piles of snow on the sides of the roads. We used those piles to build great forts and labyrinths. It was the best winter fun. The kids who lived across the street, our best friends, were the enemy. It's just the way it was!

Deb said...

Inventive, yes. The kid scares me sometimes, he's such a genius.

Walter Jeffries said...

I should introduce Calvin to Will and Ben, my sons. They have built several snowball/tennisball/waterballoon launchers. I think the record is several hundred feet vertical and 300' or so longitudinally from their treehouse. Who knows what these geni would come up with together... :)

Sylvia, I heard a rumor that MIT is going online and for free.