Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Stuck Lass

This is the kind of day we've been having...

Stuck Lass

Why yes, that is a pirate cutlass stuck on Sierra's leg. Why do you ask?

Have you ever tried one of the 3 dimensional logic puzzles where a ball is stuck in a wine bottle or you need to separate a ring from a tangle of beads and rope? My father is really good at those games. I am not. After making certain we took a picture of this puzzle, I set to work trying to free her foot. I need to remind you all that this is not funny. Sierra reminded us of this fact more than once as I turned the cutlass this way and that, trying to figure out how she managed to get the handle over her ankle bone. Chase would not allow the cutlass to be broken, because it was his pirate cutlass. Can you imagine the pressure I was under?

I finally decided to follow Murphy's Law, since we already established rule #1: If anything can go wrong, it will. After fiddling with the sword and her ankle for a while, I decided to try "if it jams, force it" and hoped that if anything broke, it would be the sword. We ended up with her foot free, the ankle a little sore and only a small crack on the hilt. Don't tell Chase.


B&B said...

George suggests chopping off the foot.

Glad you found an answer before my puzzle master got called in.

Nice sword BTW!!

ComfyDenim said...

That IS a nice sword.

And it's not funny.
It's not funny.
It's not funny.

I will not laugh, I will not laugh, I will not laugh.

Spinneretta said...

ok I think my iPod cut my reply off... Maybe it was telling me not to laugh ;)

I did though ;)

Anonymous said...

Grandma says, "How did you get your foot in there Sierra?" and "Why does it look so big?" asks Titi Lisa

jugglingpaynes said...

Grandma - How does anything happen with Sierra? Determination!
Lisa - Odd perspective and she does have big feet. :o)

Anonymous said...

At first glance, I thought it was Marina's foot, not Sierra's. Does this qualify as a new home-schooling skill?

Love, Aunt Linda

Keeley said...

=D =D =D
Ok, I'd better not laugh too loud or via Murphy's Law, something similar will happen to me. Poor Sierra. Did she say why she stuck her foot through there in the first place? =D

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