2011年3月7日月曜日

K thinks you will all agree...

Despite living in the kind of street where people don't tend to bother to lock their doors all that often we are quite security conscious. Me because I'm a scaredy-cat and K because he feels responsible for all of us. So we do lock our doors. Even when we're home most of the time- although that's more to keep the neighbours out!

K's number one security measure involves swords. Wooden ones, but swords. In the plural. Over the years I have got used to vacuuming behind something or looking under something and 'oh- another sword.'

So when I opened K's closet and found quite a large hunk of wood- maybe 30cm round? I thought it was a new security measure... possibly for throwing at the home invaders? Tripping them up as they look through our cupboards?

Then I found one under the bed. Right next to a wooden sword. K is quite impressive with a sword (practising I mean- I've never had the opportunity to see him using it on a robber thank goodness!) but I couldn't work out how he was going to use the sword while throwing a huge hunk of wood....?

Today I found a hunk of wood behind the towel basket under the sink in the bathroom. This was getting out of hand. How many robbers are we going to need to throw hunks of wood at??? Why have we suddenly stopped relying on the swords as our first port of security?

So I asked.

K was really confused.

The honking great chunks of wood were not designed to be used for security.

Nope.

Now I was really confused.

What then?

They smell nice.

Yes, so....?

"Ask your mum. Ask anyone. Ask on your blog. If you had this kind of amazingly good smelling wood on hand you'd want to keep it around the house, too. People make and sell air freshener to imitate the smell of fresh cut wood and we have the real thing right here!

Indeed it does smell good. I can imagine if I was the pot pourri type a little satin bag of the sawdust from the hinoki tree would be something I would like.

But I'm pretty sure no one, not even my nature loving mum, would want great hunks of wood hanging out around the house just for their olfactory pleasure.

Right?

Right??

5 件のコメント:

Xana さんのコメント...

I'm with you on this one! Men!

Melanie さんのコメント...

I`m not sure what a Hinoki tree smells like so I can`t be really certain.

But I wouldn`t really want huge chunks of wood hanging around

Belinda さんのコメント...

I love the smell of hinoki, but I have to agree that blocks of wood lying about the house may get in the way a bit...! Maybe he can carve them into something... a little stool or something functional, so that they are multi-purpose! :-)

Tigermama さんのコメント...

LMAO....ROTF laughing actually! Bless his heart!

illahee さんのコメント...

ok, yes, hinoki smells *amazing*. love it, really. but huge blocks of it around the house? better off to take some shavings and put them in mesh, or even cotton, bags. lol