We have been really into bike riding lately. I love it! Really I've always loved it, I was a HUGE bike rider as a kid. I think just about every kid in our neighborhood growing up had to get a new bike every Christmas because we had just wore the old ones out! My kids are old enough now that we can ride bikes together!! It's awesome! Maddie can't ride on trails yet so I've been taking the kids to a church down the road to ride in the parking lot.
When we were there the other day we stopped and sat on the curb by this drain to eat a granola bar and drink some water, as I was putting the trash back in the bag.... my keys fell out and DOWN THE DRAIN. I looked at Molly and said "Did that just happen?" She looked back and said "Uh, yeah, it did. Do you have more keys?" Well the fact of the matter was no, I didn't have any more keys! But I was kind-of excited about being stranded! I said "Well, I guess we will just have to play survivor man!" We play survivor man a lot, but knowing that you are really stranded makes it so much more fun!
We looked around for things that we could use and Molly found this bit of wire. We decided that it would be perfect if we could just find a stick long enough to reach all the way down into the drain. The kids went to the woods and came back with a few long sticks and one of them was perfect.
We wrapped the wire around the stick, held our tongues just so, and fished the keys out!
Then, a little disappointed that our first solution worked so well so that we couldn't enjoy the we-are-really-stranded feeling any longer, we saved our piece of wire (like any good survivor would do, duh) and got back on our bikes.
The kids are outside loading the bikes into the van right now so that we can go riding, I'll let you know if anything interesting happens. I'm sure that if we don't get into a little bit of trouble then we will just make some up, but really....that real stranded feeling does spoil pretend adventures for a while!