Urban Cowboys Step It Up a Notch

Luke got a gun (with a holster!) for his birthday. The gun makes sounds, just like he wanted it to. He's a very happy 9-year-old boy, except for the fact that Micah wants to do everything that he does. As there is only one belt with holster, this has caused a few minor fights in the Pony Casa. Being newly-minted 9, sometimes Luke struggles with the whole thing. While completely flattered that someone looks up to him so much, he still gets annoyed with it. Siblings are difficult sometimes, yo.

Luke saw his gear lying around, didn't see Micah, and decided that it was a grand opportunity to play cowboys. Around his waist was the belt and gun holster, and in the holster was Micah's play cell phone.

Urban cowboys. What was he going to do? Call the cows home for dinner?

But no worries, Luke informed me of cowboy cell phone etiquette.

Hey, Mom. Look. If a bad guy is coming, I'll just get my handy-dandy cell phone out and call The Fastest Cowboy In The West. He'll come take care of things for me. And then I'll call The Fastest Horse In The West like this. "Hello? Fastest Horse in the West? Yeh, I need you to come right away. There's an emergency. Thanks." And that's - WHOA - the horse is here already! That WAS fast! I mean, I was just on the phone with him a second ago and now he's right here.


And that's how it's done nowadays I guess. So much for all that messy shooting and riding. Just call in back-up. As long as he doesn't translate that to his schoolwork, we'll be good.

8 comments:

Flea said...

Too funny! I love that shot of Micah! Glad to have a REAL purpose for my useless cell phone.

caramama said...

Now I know what the Wild West would have been like if they'd had cell phones...

I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Luke cracks me up!

Viv said...

He handled it so much better than mine would have. You have such cool kids!

Michelle said...

You've got some great kids! I love the improvisation -- and it totally works, too.

Out of curiosity what is the writing surface in that picture? Do you have a giant flat white erase board? I'm intrigued!

Chelsie said...

Haha, at least he was level headed about the whole thing.

Roger said...

I love the creativity/imagination of children. I could definitely use some every now and again. :)

utmomof 5 said...

Somehow I don't think John Wayne would have used a cell phone :)

What a great imagination! My kids would have gotten mad and then hunted down the younger sibling that touched their stuff then hit and/or scream at them. Steller parenting going on over here.

MoonNStarMommy said...

ROFLMBO!!!!! What a great story!! 9 is so huge!! Next is double digits and then the big TEEN years (gag)... I know Calahan just gets annoyed with Noah so much sometimes. He's a great big brother though. We're awful lucky aren't we?