Saturday, March 2, 2019

Ahoy, Captain Nemo!

Daddy Steve:  Mikko and Tyler like to go snooping exploring around the house.  They particularly enjoy dragging out my childhood toys (which they refer to as antiques).  I haven't saved a lot of things from my childhood; just a few special items like a working model steam engine that I received for Christmas one year.

Tyler: Wow!  This is the coolest thing ever!

Mikko: Can we start it up, Daddy Steve?
Daddy Steve: Hmmmmm...I think we would have to get the state safety inspector to look it over first.
Mikko & Tyler: Awwwwww

Sometimes parents are good at throwing cold water on hot ideas...

Duncan: Just as well.  Knowing those two, they probably would have blown up the house!
Alice: Oh dear, that's a worrisome thought.
Ann Marie: I don't think that's too likely.  Although, they probably would have made a mess that we would have had to clean up!

On another snoop exploration, they came across another beloved old toy of mine.  I was fine with letting them play with this one.

Tyler: Hey Mikko, look at this!

Mikko: It's the Nautilus, from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
Tyler: That's one of our favorite books.

Mikko: It's from England, just like us!

Tyler: When  you wind it up, the propeller actually spins!

It was at this moment, you could see the light dawn on both of their faces, when two great schemes came together...

Mikko: We fill the wardrobe box up with water...
Tyler: ...and launch the Nautilus!



Sasha's Vintage Boutique said...

antique toys, eh, boys? Daddy John isn't THAT old! I have to say I am on board with you filling the wardrobe and running the sub in there. Seems like a good idea to me...either that or the bathtub. Can't wait to see it go!

Dee said...

Ha ha! Now we know just what those boys wanted the plastic wardrobe box for... at least it's not a great white!
What a great toy of Daddy Steve's, the Nautilus! and also the perfect Gregor size ... as if he knew all those years later he'd be able to let his children play with it!

These 'antiques' are well worth keeping boys, so you get to play with real toys!

Thank goodness they didn't start up that steam engine before it's checked over but I'd keep an eye on them just in case...

Kendal said...

Bet that you never thought that your children would ever be playing with your childhood toys!
Unfortunately none of mine ever survived the rough play of my four younger siblings.