Last Christmas Santa dropped off some fancy schmancy scooters. I thought shiny and new was a good thing but, no, this is not cool.
Begrudgingly, we have been taken on the modification journey, i.e. 'modding', replacing new matching bits with newer mismatching bits with a bit of spray paint and new deck tape thrown in. This is very cool. Both the beloved and I deny knowledge of the source of the spray paint but it may have been in an box of old art stuff in the Land That Time Forgot (under-the-house).
Yesterday B1 started to mod his bike which was out of favour for a while. One of the boys at the park on Sunday is being graded as a professional BMX person. This is very cool.
On the week-end, B1 invented a whole new scooter. He calls it the trampoline scooter. I know! He has used some rather expensive leather cricket pad things. He jumps on the trampoline on it.
Remember when 'getting air' meant going outside Cafe Neon for a cigarette. Not cool!
I followed him to see why it was so quiet down in Boysworld last night.
Why, Hello! Are those big boys modding you, darling? Maybe she's modding herself. She is very proficient with 'nip-nips' for a 2 year old. Somebody get Shorty, please. It is not cool to give the toddler scissors. Making a skate ramp for pixies is, however, quite cool.
This is the ball run for the ever useful Magnetix balls. So cool. It has been there a week but we can't remove it because they keep modding it.
More skate ramps this time for tiny skateboards.
It's better than buying a playstation and I got to watch Spicks and Specks in peace. Check out the mitten. That must be cool, too.
What is that stuff on the end of B1's bed, you politely enquire? I am reluctant to inform you that is is indeed the secret cache of the weapons of mess destruction. All those lovely nerf guns, modded out of recognition. Cool!
There is also a handy light sabre in there. That balloon is still around from the Big Fella's birthday two weeks ago. He will not be cool when he discovers where all his electrical tape has gone.
At least it gets them away from the cross bows and slingshots.
See the special nerf dart pocket- practical but still cool.
Be afraid bush turkeys. Be very afraid, for a reign of nerf be about to descend on you courtesy of the Mod Squad!