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Wakan Tanka

27 Jan

The dumbest thing I’ve ever said: “Sure, we can make a teepee today!”
Only to be followed by the most surreal thing I’ve ever said: “But we’re gonna need rope. Where did I hide it when I confiscated it from you guys when you tried to walk the baby?”

Please note the following:

  • When you make a teepee, you can’t have TOO many poles. I mean, it’s just something I learned on my journey and I wanted to share with everyone. If you collect 10 long sticks for construction, go back and collect 5 more.
  • Do not discourage your kids from decorating the inside of the teepee with skeletal remains (of unknown origin) found on your back property. It really steps the decor up and screams “native.”
  • Superman sheet as teepee panel, while perhaps not historically accurate, looks pretty cool.
  • Do not be discouraged when *you* are playing in the teepee more than your kids. Remember, they asked you to build it, but they totally didn’t expect you to really do it. So, you’re kind of on your own on that one.
  • When your children subsequently tear down the teepee because the 10-year-old neighbor girl claimed to have a superior design and reinforcement idea, don’t fret. This is only the first of many times where your boys will rip your warm, beating heart right out of your chest and pounce on it because of a girl’s influence.
    Get into it.

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