He's growing up way too fast . . . or Making family history — 4 Comments

  1. Looks like Termite was indeed ready for the gun. Our eleven-year-old needs to wait until he is twelve and well into Boy Scouts before we hand him the .22 that he has been admiring for many years in our family gun cabinet! BTW, nice blog Bayou Woman!!
    FAMDaddy (aka Florida Cracker)

    I really appreciate your comments, FD. Just let me add that he had to take a very intensive, 15 hour state-certified hunter safety course and pass both a written and shooting exam before he could hunt. I took the course with him back in October, and he did very well. The course helped me overcome my (somewhat stifled) fear of guns in general.

  2. Wonderful post! I’m so proud of both Termite AND Daboo! D sounds like a wonderful older brother!

    And there’s that girl, looking beautiful when she’s fishing again! Impossible! Amazing! I must know what brand of mascara she wears! Mine always runs when I get the dust in my eyes while driving the tractor. ;- )

    Merry Christmas!

    Hey Trish, get this — she SLEPT in that makeup. I asked her about it that morning and she says she swears by Mac makeup—available at Macy’s dept. stores. I guess I’ll be going there soon, too!

  3. Oh! and I’d love to hear about your beekeeping! I couldn’t help but notice the beehives in the background of several of your pictures. I desperately want to get into beekeeping and keep a few hives at the farm.


    Ok, I will do a special post on beekeeping just for you, Trish. Sometime in 2008, ok?!

  4. OOOh how this post really touched my singlemom’s heart. My son just turned 12, and I’m not quiet ready to buy him a real gun. I think I’ll take your lead and enroll “us” in a gun safety course and then see if I can find him a “hunting mentor”. Your guy looks so proud and perhaps a 1/2″ taller…lol. Thanks for sharing this post…and Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
    Debbi in E.TX

    Debbi, this really was a hard thing for me to do—but he first proved himself responsible with his BB/pellet gun over the past year. Does your guy have one yet? He had to follow all “real gun rules” with his BB gun. You should be able to find him a hunting mentor up there in all those piny woods! And he will know you’re the greatest mom ever when you enroll the both of you in the course! Ours is done through the parish, but required by La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries before a hunting license can be issued. Maybe Texas has something similar! It was a great experience for both of us. If I can help, please email me and we’ll “talk”!

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