This is Why I Love Russia…

Today in Russia I watched a bunch of kids using rubber tipped bow and arrows, plastic swords, snowballs and play plastic assault rifles with no orange tip on them. They had a regular war going on and all was fair in “Love and War…”

A deep dug fort, kinda set up like a pillbox with three girls in the fort against 10 boys…

Kids where rolling in the snow and play shooting everything that moved! Why there was this poor dachshund and he was so worried about what was happening, that he went and licked the face of every kid that fell down dead from the war. That seemed to be the clue for the kid to get up and get in the war again…

imagesThe three girls had dug a deep hole in the snow mounds and were using their assault rifles and snowballs to keep the mob of boys back from their little guarded home… (Admittedly snowballs work the best in this situation, but the clack clack of the assault riffles added a imaginable realism to the whole war!)

Snowballs pre-made by a snowball maker, came flying out of the fort and nothing anyone else could do would stop the superior fort from holding out against the valley of the doomed…

Except…

Finally the dachshund rushed the hill of resistant girls and jumped into the deep hole with them…

The war ended as the girls were overrun with boys and even the mothers were unable to protect the pillbox anymore! For the dog had broken the defenses and caused the girls to pay attention to him as the boys used the diversion to their advantage… (It is a boy dog after all!)

I thought to myself, “Man if you tried this in America they would put your ass in jail!”

As Boza and I went about our business and made sure that we did not attract the attention of the army of kids looking for a rematch…

Remember we are located in a huge city and have schools all around us. These kids had just come from school and many pulled their weapons out of book bags. You have to understand that a good play war can break out anywhere. Well at least it did when I was little and I carried my rubber band gun to school for just such an occasion…

Yes – I promise no one was hurt in this massive war and all I saw was a whole bunch of happy kids! By the way it is -7 Celsius outside and these kids play like it is +30 Celsius…

This is why I love Russia…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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