Isaac’s adventures V

For the last few weeks the main theme  (that my son came up with), has been Ninja & Robots. I mean… that’s pretty cool, right? So, recently, we’ve defeated the Evil Ninja Boss, in his lair, which was basically a skyscraper full of his minions and,  after beating him, we’ve discovered that he was only one of 6 Big Bad Evil Bosses… Of course!

The next in line (the second weakest, ’cause that’s how it goes) is hidden in a castle.

Isaac: His special power is invisiblity.

Me: Does he have minions?

Isaac: Yes, 800 of them!

Me: That’s a lot!

Isaac: And all of them can turn invisible. Except one…

Me: *sputters coffee* Except one?! How’s that?

Isaac: Because he’s the weakest of the 800. He wasn’t always the weakest but his whole team (of wimpy dudes) got killed  except him. Now, he stands guard for the rare treasures.

Me: He’s alone to guard the rare treasures?

Isaac: Yes. He would like to be the strongest but he’s the weakest…

Me: My son, that’s what we call the weakest link!

Isaac’s adventures IV

We’d just defeated a dragon and our next foe is…

Isaac: A butterfly!

Me: Really, a butterfly!?

Isaac: A Giant butterfly.

Me: Okay… What does it do?

Isaac: Poison. And it got lots of blades *mimes slashing*, it’s a robot butterfly!

Me: Oi!

Isaac: Also, it’s surrounded by (non-robot) butterflies and it can control people too!

Damn, that’s one badass butterfly!

Isaac’s adventures- II

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Me: You’ve reached the Rock Pillar, in the middle of the desert. There’s a giant two-headed vulture perched on the summit. It takes to the air and descend on you! What do you do?

My son: Vultures eat dead meat, dad… It won’t eat me!

Me: Yy-yer right! (whenever Isaac comes up with something, I try to go with it) It approaches, still in the air, its two heads start bickering:

Head # 1: Ya see, I told ya, the flightless is not nearly dead!

Head # 2: Just wait a lil’ longer, maybe it’ll die and then… We’ll feast!

My son: I feel fine!

Head # 2: Crap!

Head # 1: See ya next time!

Isaac’s adventures – I

I started something with my 5 years old son a couple of months ago. Each morning I walk him to school and we have a really good time together, chatting and all. And so, somewhere along the way I began telling him stories. Fantasy stuff. And oh boy! that’s the fun part, he fully goes at it and tell parts of his own. He’s amazingly good at it too. Now he asks for it every day and- I’m stuck with it not always in the mood- but he likes it  sooooo very much!

Of course, he’s a bit young and he doesn’t quite grasp what are the hmm… proper conventions of the genre… That leads to some funny bits.

  • Me: There’s a stair, made of stone, covered in dust. It’s going down and we can’t see very far, it’s very dark. What are we gonna do?
  • My son: I have a flashlight!

  • Me: The thief is going away with the labyrinth’s trophy! He’s very nimble and fast. How do we catch him?
  • My son: We take the car, we’ll be faster!
  • Me:`Oh! We have a car!
  • My son: Yes. And a driving license.
  • Me: Ha! We need a driving license?
  • My son: Yes daddy. If we want to drive the car we need a driving license.
  • Me: Uh ok! Makes sense.

    We’re talking about what else to add to our grand castle:

  • Me: We need a large banquet room. So we can invite a lot of people and serve them a lot of good food.
  • My son: Yes. And also there’s a mcdonald right next to the castle!

  • Me: There’s a door, with a message scribbled on it. It says: beware trespassers, great dangers awaits you ahead.
  • My son: …
  • Me: Probably traps and monsters, huh?
  • My son: It’s too dangerous daddy, let’s go elsewhere.

Here’s a list of unusual friends we have made while adventuring:

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  • giant spiders, ensnare our foes with their webs
  • a giant, intelligent lobster
  • a three-headed dragon
  • ogres, they were bad guys at first but we helped them out