Fun with Walkie-Talkies
Granddaddy Mitch loves his grandbabies and never forgets their birthday. He like most grandparents goes overboard and buys the kids a ton of presents. He also has a tendency to buy them non-age appropriate gifts, which I love. For Christmas he gave Mason an Air Hogs plane that flies after being charged on a small battery pack. I think I had more fun flying it in the field behind the old high school than Mason. Little man’s birthday was no different as Granddaddy bought him an Atom 1 Helicopter (I cannot wait to fly it!), a telescope, and walkie-talkies. The walkie-talkies are made by Motorola and have a range of up to 2 miles. They are designed for hiking and fit in the palm of your hand.
Tonight we fired them up and grabbed the telescope. Mason and I went off exploring while Becky and Jules manned the Command Center inside the living room. Our first stop was on the front walk where we set the telescope up to look at the stars while giving updates to the Command Center.
“We have arrived at the rendezvous and are setting up the telescope,” I said.
“Good job moon explorers. Make sure to keep an eye out for moon monsters,” replied Becky.
“There are no moon monsters, we’re outside our house,” said Mason.
“We’re pretending. Do you have to be so literal?” I asked.
We took turns peering through the telescope into the night sky. It was a bit overcast, but we were still able to see some of the brighter stars.
“Command Center, we’re going to the backyard to look at the moon,”
“Okay. Be care moon explorers, and report back soon.”
As we walked around the side Mason said he saw a moon monster and we both ran to the safety of a patio chair. He climbed into my lap and let me get the moon in focus before calling his momma.
“Momma, I see the moon! And we saw a moon monster!”
It was fun pretending with him, and I am glad his granddaddy gave him the tools for our adventure.