Monday, November 16, 2009

Me Tarzan . .Need Ladder

It was hot yesterday. It's been hot for a few days. Not quite the heat wave the poor South Australians have endured over the past week but hot enough for the kids to bring a few friends around, muck about in the pool and build an appetite for barbecued take-away ribs and wings

One of my nephew's friends and Clare's old schoolfriend, not the sharpest tool in the shed, decided to take up position in the big gum tree in the front of our house. This offers a nice vantage point to spy the oncoming ribmobile and sound the alarm to hungry punters. Problem is, he didn't tell anyone he was doing it! Climbing up the Wisteria posed no problem.


All well and good until he realised getting down was not quite as easy as getting up! None of us knew he was there until someone said "Where's Brownie" and a plaintive voice could be heard coming from the front yard.


Naughty Neph has a ladder, a big one . . .


Little bit trixy . . .

We did get him down in time for tea . . . you can take the man out of the tree, but you can't take the boy out of the man! You'd think they'd learn by the time they turned 25!

Sorry rather fuzzy shots due to much laughter causing camera shake

27 comments:

Mim said...

They never learn. Not ever

River said...

Mmmm, BBQ.

Nice ladder rescue. That tree looks huge! I spent a lot of time in trees when I was much younger. Now I wouldn't dare.

Thriftcriminal said...

Could totally have climbed down from there. My 8 year old daughter could have anyway!

Grannymar said...

And will he learn? No way!
I climbed a ladder the other day... only to remove the lock on my oil tank. It felt good to be able to climb again. Trees will have to wait until 'next week'! ;)

jay said...

"you can take the man out of the tree, but you can't take the boy out of the man!"

Love it! Ain't that the truth, though?

On a side note, hot sun, barbecues, splashing in pools? We're just heading into some truly horrible weather here, you sadist! ROFL!

Brian Miller said...

lol. nope, never learn. cause that takes the fun away. smiles.

i want ribs!

hokgardner said...

lord love boys in their 20s. They're the source of so much idiocy and fun.

Roy said...

Luckily I've evolved beyond the tree stage. Although this eating with utensils business still gets me all bollixed up at times. Why can't the heart-healthy food come in a hand-eaten version like ribs and fried chicken?

i beati said...

trees are lovely in their uniqueness and so tall how tall would you say??

AngelMay said...

Funny! No wonder you were shaking the camera. ;)

Kate Hanley said...

Oh man. I had such hopes my son might grow up one day. Oh well! LOL! Great story, thanks for sharing.

nick said...

At least you didn't have to call the fire brigade! Funny, that lump on the side of the gum tree looks just like a koala....

Jill said...

AHHH! SO FUNNY!
Now that gum tree in your yard is nothing short of AMAZING!! Think if it were in our yard I might have to give it a go! (Although...the fire men might have to bring round their ladder truck to heave me out!)

e said...

Funny what they do, isn't it??? No wonder your camera was shaking!

Happy Monday!

Renee said...

I love that you know how to have such fun.

Love Renee xoxo

Kath Lockett said...

You could have saved him for your next Friday Fuckwit - but all done with a dollop of love and respect of course....

The Jelly Monster said...

He's like that thingy in that song... you know..."the something something sits in the big gum tree eating all the gum drops he can see"

otin said...

Been there, done that! I climbed a tree one time and was afraid to climb down! lol!

laughingwolf said...

lol... mine is 24, and just as smart! :P

...mmm... said...

Oh well, never mind the photos--quite funny anyway. Sounds lie something i'd do . Well, no actually it doesn't come to thin of it! LOL. Sorry, I;d never climb a tree that big in the first place. Ha.

Well, at least he made it down for Tea.

Now, this would be a good story to tel lat my tea, and just think--cool cold air adn lots of snow. Ahhh.

Baino said...

Nup Mim . . they don't although one day they'll be too arthritic to try!

it is a lovely tree River but the wisteria is actually strangling it so it's half dead poor thing. Way past it's 300 year use by date.

Yeh yeh . . apparently things 'gave way' on the way up! And there was a bit of alcohol involved, this was about 8pm after an afternoon of levity.

Grannymar get off that ladder. The only ladder you should endure is the one in your panty hose. Get a toy boy to do it! Have I told you that for six weeks after a hip replacement you're just amazing.

Haha . . well it's not all sunshine and lollipops Jay . . cool as a cucumber and overcast today but it's Tuesday so nobody gives a shit!

They were good too!

Heather there was a little 'bravado' due to beer and sunshine!

I know Roy! I love eating with my fingers but only dare do it at home!

This one's about 140 feet high. The boy with the ladder iBeati is 6'2

If it had been anyone other than Brownie, Angel, I might have been worried but he's been in worse fixes.

Kate, mine's a bit 'hefty' for tree climbing but he's handy on the roof!

Sadly Nick, it's not a good thing. The poor old tree is dying. I wish we did have koalas here.

Hmm Jill that's food for thought . . one way of getting an attractive man in uniform to give you the 'fireman's lift'

Not me Renee, my tree climbing days are long over but I like to watch!

Aww harsh Kath. . .it's just Brownie . .he's a good and kind soul just a little dim.

Jelly, Jelly, Jelly "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he . . laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra . gay your life must be (clearly they used the word 'gay' in it's literal sense before it was hyjacked by the rainbow set)

Otin schmotin! No wonder you're afraid of flying.

Hehe Wuffa . . .there's one in every crowd!

mmm? Haha made it down for 'tea' . . well ribs and more beer anyways!

Ronda Laveen said...

Boyz will be boyz, will be boyz, will be boyz, even when they are men they will be boyz.

Tryin' to imagine his anxiety when the food is comin' and he's nowhere near being close to it.

Rowe said...

Classic. I love the third photo where he's giving the tree a big hug!

Carolina said...

Hilarious! Love the title too, hehehe. (In our country only very rich people have pools ;-)) I would have loved to say: "I love a man with a big ladder".
Somehow it doesn't work though LOL

Megan said...

I'm sorry I missed this yesterday. Could have done with the laugh. Well, I got it today so all's well!

Susan at Stony River said...

OMG! Your title is hilarious after reading that! No, they never learn.

Nice arms on the nephew btw.
;-)

conortje said...

love it :-) bet his face was suitably red!