So, this afternoon, Asia said, "Let's be thankful for FIRE on the blog today!"
This is why: after a LOT of fruitless sparks, our boys have created FIRE.
They received flints for their birthday, and they have been trying to recreate the maddeningly simple-looking success Bear Grylls always has with his flint.
Today, they succeeded. With no parental help.
I stood by with a mixture of equal parts parental pride and fiery fear.
They are gaining survival skills...the kind of skills that can save your life, or, as Smoky Bear reminds us, start a big ol' forest fire.
Here's a short video of the Fantastic Four Firemaking Phenomes...Houston, we have ignition.
So, today, as per Asia's suggestion, we are thankful for fire... And if we are ever lost in the wilderness as a family, at least we won't have to eat our food raw.