D and I were bargain hunting at a garage sale in one of the beautiful lakeside neighborhoods in our town. As he gazed across the neatly manicured yards he uttered, "I'm so glad that we don't live in one of these houses." He was thinking of his paradise in our wooded yard.
Now why would he want to grow up on the lake, when he can create a boy land our wooded back yard?
***D's months of work went unnoticed for months until we finally looked up and saw he was taking over the yard. (The Totin' Chip is a certification that grants a Boy Scout the right to carry and use woods tools.)