Why Does Lola Always Wear Safety Goggles?

Today, PyroBiggy had every kid in the neighborhood dragging brush and sticks through the yard. They piled it all on the Christmas tree, which he'd been "aging" for the big bonfire. When Georgia and I saw him heading down the driveway with the gas can, we decided it was a good time to jog. We didn't want to be around when the fire truck arrived. I asked Biggy to get a few shots of whatever transpired.

Notice how he covered his ass, allowing no children in the pictures. They were there, though, within roasting distance, their little faces flushed red with heat, and coughing from the fumes.


M. Ru Pere said...

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Tania Rochelle said...

M Ru sleeps with his guy card under his pillow.

Howard said...

Well that explains it all. Those hot little embers can do a number on soft eye tissue.

Goggles all around, I say.

Jennifer said...

Hold tight wait till the party's over
Hold tight We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

biggy said...

Just one more reason why I am the coolest.dad.ever.

Jennifer..We don't need no water let the #$&*# burn.

Anonymous said...

you didn't tell your fellow bloggers that there are probably
6 various and assundry burn piles all over your yard and all are in different stages of burn. and that the fire department comes out to your house at least twice a winter because biggy is the coolest dad ever (dumb)

Tania Rochelle said...

Oh, Mamoo, you know you used to love it when those hot firemen came over.

biggy said...

There is only one burn pile, because less is more (flame,that is). But I don't deny I am on first name basis with our local firefighters. It's an annual tradition they've come to look forward to. There's even talk next year of commerative t-shirts.

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