Wednesday, August 30, 2006

vigilante "nature" justice

Speaking of sn*kes on a plane- Its just the sort of bizarre idea smart son would come up with (if he had a dark bent). He likes to harness the power of nature to right the wrongs of the world through his own smart brand of vigilante justice- For instance the other day, in the car he was plotting against the melaleuca tree (a subject on which I had little knowledge and forced to Google to catch up to smart son on) For any other unmelaleuca savvy readers- the tree is particularly hearty and has been responsible for much damage to the south Florida ecosystem- there are aggressive programs in place to remove the trees) He explained to us that he was going to capture large quantities of tent caterpillars and Japanese beetle bugs and unleash them on the melaleuca tree. (These are the “bad plant bugs” he has had experience with) also he said he’d throw in some velvet ants, cowkiller ants, boll weevils, termites, boring worms, bees, wasps and yellow jackets (I think just to "rough-up" the neighborhood so to speak and isolate the melaleuca from all "good" creature society

He also has great natural means for solving problems- see we have some giant weeds- (well they are almost small trees now- that’s what happens when you vacation for a month and don’t have lawn service) and smart son said instead of struggling to pull them up we could use a targeted attack of termites to do the job for us. He also had a relocation plan for flies and fruit flies. How he intends to carry out this Herculean feat setting out a tempting trap of rotting fruit in jar to attract all the local flies/fruit flies etc. which could then be covered (with a napkin and rubber band), and taken to some remote location where they could be released causing us no further annoyance. He had also heard about a type of cockroach that eats garbage. He told me I’d really like that kind and that we could just have a sort of compost cockroach habitat and could cut out trash service altogether- saving time and $- it would also solve the problem of smart baby playing in the trash.

And in honor of all that is random, today we made this cake. As you know it doesn’t take much to talk me into making and eating a cake. Smart son informed me today was the birthday of the stuffed rattlesnake- so i give you snakes on a cake.

3 comments:

beth said...

He sounds brilliant! How old? Love Snakes on a Cake.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

smartmama said...

he's 5...

Gabriela said...

What a creative guy! And what a fun mom for making a cake for the pet stuffed snake. Impressive.