Silly Saturdays: Musical Pipes

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Les and I thought that we would add a frequent post called Silly Saturdays. BrownTown is pretty silly and we thought we would give everyone a small glimpse into the spontaneous silliness that can happen around here.

For our first post I’d like to introduce to everybody our musical pipes. Living with three little boys and one grown man this post has the potential to go south fast but I will try hard to refrain from doing so.

Some of our close friends, the Kreusch Family, told us of a fun and cheap toy they had made for their son Jack. We are all about fun and cheap so we jumped on it! We bought PVC pipe and several different types of connectors. Les cut the pipe into various different lengths and viola we had ourselves a giant homemade version of tinker toys. Our kids have spent hour after hour building and creating with these pipes. They come out almost everyday.

Right now you may be wondering what’s so silly about building with pipes. Well my friends, these pipes have not only been turned into swords and shields and most recently due to Snowpocalyse 2011, skis, they have also been turned into musical instruments. Tonight Les has been working on making different trumpet noises to call our children to bed and to dinner. It’s almost certain that if the pipes come out, sooner or later musical mayhem will ensue. This video was taken a little over a year ago but is a common occurrence in BrownTown. The little one has even taken to playing his own version of the pipe. We hope you all enjoy and don’t blame you if you head over to Home Depot as soon as you’re done watching.