Thursday, January 11, 2007

How To Raise Abnormal Kids: Lesson One

LESSON ONE:
Teach them at a very early age that they are NOT the top of the food chain. This lesson will be most successful if they are allowed to meet their potential predators.
(sorry about the photo quality, I found some oldies and I'm scanning ... I think I have a theme for a few days)Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Laura said...

How many fingers does he have left? :)

Alan said...

But we are at the top of the food chain. I'm willing to bet that we humans eat a great many more sharks than sharks eat humans. That's a good eating size in your photo.

Now crocodiles on the other hand I'll grant eat more of us than we of them.

The grass eats us all.

.....Alan.

Rurality said...

Ha! I was going to say more or less the same thing as Laura. You are clearly warping all of us. :)

BTW your pixies comment wins the comment of the year prize, I think. I guffawed, chortled, and grinned for quite a while!

MoMadness said...

Hey, that's a pretty "sharp" pic. Looks like it was a lovely, fun day!

Leslie said...

Raising abnormal children is an admirable goal.

Deb said...

For a start, it helps if you're more than a bit abnormal yourself!

kathy a said...

kids love critters of all species! [probably good to keep the poundage of the exemplar predator on the low side for demos, though.]

threecollie said...

Leslie said it....Abnormal is all good.

Floridacracker said...

Laura,
So far, I'm the only one to experience finger amputation at sea ... hope to keep it that way!

Alan,
I've spent alot of time in places where I'm not the top, but I agree with your thought on sharks being more our food than the opposite.
I mostly let them go these days. They are so beautiful.

Rurality,
Heh! Warp speed Mr. Zulu! We ain't done yet.
The pixie thing just fell into my lap as I struggled to think of something clever to match your clever post.

MoMadness,
It was, and the shark was released back into a beautiful Gulf. Nice all around.

Leslie,
I am in complete agreement.

Deb,
Yes, and I seem to have that covered ...

Kathy A,
Yes, it wouldn't due to dangle him over the side when the larger sharks come up to the boat. Kids are so slippery sometimes.

ThreeCollie,
I think we've succeeded :)
Hey, I thought of you on the way to work today. A huge swarm of blackbirds was whirling and swirling over a pasture full of cows with the sun rising behind them. Reminded me of your post.

SophieMae said...

My goal was to raise normal kids. I figgered I'd just be weird, so when they rebelled, they'd act normal. Worked like a charm. 8-]

vicki said...

Fine looking fellow! Nice child, too.
I love pictures of other people's children when they were young. Reminds me of my own.