Friday, October 19, 2007

Our hero!

This morning when I came out to the van to take the kids to school after Zack left for work, I heard Mikey yelling about another bee in the van. Zacky was standing next to me and the first thing I said was, "Zacky kill it because you're the bravest one." This almost comical look of fear and then stubborn determination to prove himself the warrior came over his face. He took off his shoe and smooshed it up against the window where the bee was. He yelled, "I got it!" I yelled, "No you didn't, you missed!"  He screamed (in a manly way, of course) and tried again - this time successfully. He got a napkin and put the bee's corpse in the garbage. By the time he left to put it in the garbage can, he was shaking and breathing very hard. It was hilarious. We all laughed pretty good. I know that if he wasn't there to protect us all, I would have had to do it and if I had missed, I would have needed to get a clean pair of shorts!  To make Zacky feel the true extent of our appreciation, Zack (Sr.) made up this special certificate for him.

7 comments:

Nate & Jess & Jr. said...

Hello,
this blogging thing DOES look so fun.

I'm a pansy when it comes to Bee's even over spiders! I freak out too!

What a cool Courage Certificate.

Erika said...

That will be so great for his scrapbook! What a fun memory. How neat for him to feel special.

Matt and Brooke said...

thats really funny...

Budenieks Family said...

That is so funny. IM glad im not the only goof in the family. I nearly hyperventilated today over a spider on Savannah Swing that she was in. I made Juris get her out of the swing, than kill the spider.

Jessica said...

Way to go Zacky!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber!
I came across your name on Rachel's blog and I wondered if you were the Amber I knew in Laguna Niguel. So I checked out your blog......what a cute family you have! Now where do you guys live? We just moved to Utah and I have 3 kids! I have started a blog but that is about it! It was fun to come across your blog. my email is tonyapeterson1@yahoo.com if you wanted to get in touch with me...take care Tonya(nelson)

Aaron & Devony said...

Oh my gosh what a darling story! And I LOVE that Zack made him a certificate! Too cute! And great positive reinforcement!