Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Survivalist

Bethy, our six year old has an addiction. She loves Man vs. Wild. I can't say I share that love, but that's not the point, I guess. Shane likes it and has been watching it via Netflix. Bethany is engrossed by it and is asking good questions. Hey, and she's learning what plants are edible in case she's ever stranded in a remote jungle.

Actually, I suspect Bethany likes Man vs. Wild because her Daddy does. Ashlyn formed a love for football for the same reason. I think it's sweet. Well, except when Man (I don't even know his name, I just make fun of the way he talks!) eats raw fish or something. Then it's just gross and I wonder if we're messing up our six year old's mind by letting her watch it.

Oh well, she's bonding with her Daddy...gotta love that!

1 comment:

Alisha said...

Heh! My guys like to watch that, too. We watch it on youtube, excerpts though. I don't think it's messing her up. She's learning cool stuff that could be super useful! You might have a situation that she could come in very handy some day. :)And she would know that she saved her family.

If you want to incorporate more primitive skills, www.prairiewolf.net is really neat. They teach you how it would be to go, as they call it "naked into the wilderness," meaning literally going in with nothing but the clothes on your back. They teach you how to make shelter, make traps for food, make ropes, containers, and clothing from hides. We have really enjoyed learning that. The McPhersons are the ones that train the SERE troops in the military their survival skills. We have their DVDs and books, if I can talk people into sharing. ;)