Bankhead Adventures

17 October 2007

Farm Chores Round Two

Our most recent adventure found Amy and Paul giving James yet another farm experience, this time at Hidden Villa Farm. Last time we went there, James was all over the place, chasing chickens and petting the pigs and mooing at the cows. This time, probably because of his scary sheep experience last week and maybe because he's been traumatized at nursery the last two weeks, he refused to walk farther than a few feet from either of his parents. Even the chickens made him nervous. So much for assigning some good old-fashioned manual labor. Maybe we need to postpone the work-ethic training and work on some courage-building.



  • I would recommend that you send back to Grandpa's house in Provo. Then have him work construction for a few years. That should help him man up. Getting electrocuted a few times should help. It is always harder for the oldest child because they don't have any big brothers to regularly rough them up.

    By Anonymous Johnny Russ, at 6:49 AM  

  • Poor James, what happened in nursery? Is there a pecking order? Don't worry in no time James will be ruling the roost. And for now I would opt out of farm chores and go with ones that benefit you Amy. Like taking out the garbage, do dishes, weeding, cleaning the bathrooms. Like I always tell Zac if he wants to earn money he has to do jobs that I dislike enough that I would be willing to him pay for it.

    By Blogger Byron and Heather, at 8:05 AM  

  • don't worry james. chickens scare me too!

    By Anonymous Julia, at 12:14 PM  

  • I vote for more info on this "Nursery Situation" you alluded to! I would say that more time with Amy and less with Paul will go a long way to toughen the boy up. :)

    By Blogger Jace, at 9:43 AM  

  • hahaha. Jace's comment is so true! haha. Just kidding Paul...only not....but I am....kinda.....

    By Anonymous Sica, at 2:01 PM  

  • awww, I am so sorry he's been traumatized at nursery. I think I need to hang out with you more outside of nursery and then maybe James will be ok staying with me during the 2nd and 3rd hours of church?

    By Blogger Amy, at 3:18 PM  

  • PS. I have a camera phone....maybe I'll snap a few pics of James this weekend so your blog readers can see EXACTLY what happens on the Sabbath where James is concerned?

    By Blogger Amy, at 3:19 PM  

  • One bad sheep ruins it for everyone.

    Sorry to hear about troubles in nursery- no wonder all the kids cry when the parents drop them off. Everyone thinks it is because they don't want to leave their parents, but in actuality they don't want to be terrorized yet again. Wait- is your kid the one that is terrorizing? Please explain. He is far too cute to be the culprit.

    By Blogger TX Girl, at 5:32 AM  

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