I’m sure my family loves me calling them crazy.
But, that’s how I describe our family get-togethers these days.
There are 7 grandchildren ages 5 and under.
Our 4th of July gathering started off great with my youngest in this mood:
Notice the sticker on her leg?
I have no idea how that got there.
We decided this year that we are now a large enough group to hold our own parade.
So, the kids decorated their bikes.
And off we went…
When we got back to the house, this is what I noticed:
I’m withholding his name for obvious reasons.
Anyone know what this is????
It’s a tennis ball cannon.
A tennis ball cannon.
It’s my dads. And, we shoot it off at family gatherings.
It’s been around for a LONG time. We use to shoot it off when I was a kid.
First of all, did you notice how old the cans are that created this contraption?
Let me tell you how this thing works.
You pour some lighter fluid into a little hole in the bottom of the cannon.
You then get a kid to put the tennis ball inside the cannon.
Yes, a kid.
Then, stick a lighter into the hole like so:
The tennis ball then shoots out of the cannon and into the air.
This year, we had a lot of duds.
Maybe it’s time to retire the cannon.
But then I wouldn’t get to capture two of my kids watching it like this:
Crazy families aren’t necessarily a bad thing.
Right?Note: I am in no way advertising that you should try to re-create the tennis ball cannon. Do not try it at home!