Army Men, Competing, and Inventing: A Great Morning October 5, 2014 By Bekki 4 Comments This content may contain affiliate links.Our morning began like this: This cute little guy found an old army parachute guy amongst the toy collection in our home. This one discovery turned into an all morning endeavour and had my husband and I enjoying the simplicity of childhood. Hubby taught this guy how to throw the army man, and then the fun truly began. Enjoy the photo journey! Hold him kinda like a baseball . Chuck him high in the air . Watch his chute deploy! Bigger brother tried to outdo him, by digging into the toys and finding the “Super G.I. Joe” with Parachute. Here is his explanation for how you throw the army man. This guy looked around and discovered there were no more army men with parachutes, so he made one! One grocery bag with the handles cut off Gut a length of paracord, and pull out the 7 fibers (strings). Find small pebbles… Using the pebbles wrapped in the bag, tie the cords onto the bag. (Apparently the pebbles help the bag not rip! Great tip hubby!) Will it work? Fly, Bionicle, fly!!! Success! This was such a fun morning. There is something about watching your kids delight in simple childhood pleasures that truly delight the soul! Of course, Hubby had to show us video. An 80 year old woman has a major parachute malfunction and lives to tell the tale. Have fun with your kids today! Preview of the Heart of Homeschooling God’s Way Master Class. We need to STOP measuring success by grades, achievements, awards, and worksheets.