Campfires are so calm and relaxing, I think it sets the mood for one to just start talking & spew...
My family decided to have a campfire this evening in the back yard. The evening was the most perfect evening for a campfire! Not too hot out or not too cold. The intro to the evening was set with one of the most beautiful sunsets that I have ever seen. Once we had been out by the fire for awhile, my nephew took on the reins for being master of the campfire. He was stoking and making sure the flames were at a good height. The evening was relaxing with one of the biggest full moons that I have seen in long time. The frogs must of been happy too as they were croaking their little hearts out. We talked about how loud they were and my nephew who was full of factoids during the course of the evening exclaimed “Do you know that a blue dart frog has enough poison to kill 10 people if they licked it?” We roared laughing.... I said “you sure would not catch me licking any frog anytime, any day!”
My legs were getting extremely warm from the heat being thrown off the fire. I said to my nephew, “If my legs are hot, you are closer to the fire than me....aren’t your legs hot sweetie?” He immediately replied “yeah, I don’t want to get too close because the hairs on my legs will get burnt off.” With amazement I said jokingly to my nine year old nephew “You have hair on your legs?” I was taken back by his reply, “Yeah I do, and I’ve got a lot more in my armpits!” Part of that remark made me feel 1) OLD ...to know that my nephew has arrived at puberty which made me think of other things with hair by them! 2) No, I should not see how much hair is in my nephew’s armpit....ewwwwww 3) Amazing, the things one talks about around a campfire!
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.
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