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Old 06-13-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
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My grandson is most of the way to 3yo. He doesn't talk, at least so I know what he's saying, due to a hearing issue it took a while to get worked out. However he has a way of letting you know what he wants.

Most times he is here he will see me go out to shoot. He can even be outside with my wife while I'm shooting but has never given a sideways glance.

Tonight I noticed he watched me all the way out the door. We got home late but I got in a dozen or so shots.

Coming invthe house he approached me, said something in the jibberish he speaks and stuck out his hands. For the next 10 minutes he had a blast trying to nock an arrow and pull the string. Finally with a little assistance he got one to pop off the string.

Now its on to the troll movie but before my Widow went up for the night I asked him if he wanted his own bow and arrows and I got a clear "es".

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Old 06-13-2017, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like he needs a bow of his own!
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:33 PM   #4
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That is Awesome right there.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:35 PM   #5
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That's the good stuff!
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:40 PM   #6
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Good stuff!!!


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Old 06-13-2017, 09:47 PM   #7
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Time will tell. His dad is a video gamer. If he gets turned on to the woods and water it will be Pop who leads him there.

Need him to finish potty training though.

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Old 06-13-2017, 09:48 PM   #8
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Need him to finish potty training though.
That's were you start practicing aiming
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:11 PM   #9
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You can't start them too young
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:28 PM   #10
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My three year old daughter shoots with me with her own little bow. Precious time. Get him one and you'll probably end up with a hunting buddy for life.

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Old 06-13-2017, 10:32 PM   #11
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We still have a couple hanging around here from when my daughter liked to shoot.

Hard to work with him when the communication is so compromised.

I've still got some little arrows as well.

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Old 06-13-2017, 11:01 PM   #12
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Congrats!! That's a fine looking young archer you have their Sir!! I think you will have a hunting partner for life as mentioned above once he gets his own bow...
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:07 PM   #13
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:49 PM   #14
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Awesome!! Time to get him a bow.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:15 AM   #15
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Nice!!
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:53 AM   #16
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That is about the age that I started three of my grandkids. Good times!
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:27 AM   #17
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My boys were bathroom trained real young. Around one year they started peeing outside. They were both walking at 9 months. The trick to potty training is to never put a diaper on them except at night, when they pee on the wood floor I said no no and ran them outside. This is off topic but the best way to have your kid walking young is to stand them up a lot and don't put shoes on them at all, this is during the pre one year stage. Also the more they are bare footed the faster they will be. Sorry for going off topic cute kiddo and great "pop". And yes I scooped their "dodo" out the back yard for quite a while lol but at least they were not going in a diaper. They did eventually start using the toilet lmbo...

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Old 06-14-2017, 06:54 AM   #18
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Unfortunately my daughter is a new age parent and we have very different ideas on how to accomplish some things.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:04 AM   #19
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Must be cool to have a grand son at a young age and get to be a part of their up bringing. You guys will probably be doing the same for his kids.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:07 AM   #20
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Must be cool to have a grand son at a young age and get to be a part of their up bringing. You guys will probably be doing the same for his kids.
Young is relative I guess. I was 22 when my daughter was born. 50 when he was born. Grandson 2 will be here first week of archery season. Gonna miss that one but I'm sure they'll send pics.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:10 AM   #21
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lol I would have to miss that one too. Congratulations!
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:12 AM   #22
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March of Dimes can help set up some speach classed...worked great for my youngest gdaughter
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:18 AM   #23
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He's in speech therapy. He's getting there.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:54 AM   #24
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Thats good stuff!
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:09 AM   #25
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My little one is in speech therapy as well. He made 2 in march. I think it was a little too early to jump the gun on the therapy, but my wife insisted. My brothers didn't start jibberish until closer to 3 and they are just fine.

And by the way Gary, good job with the little man.
My son follows me around like a shadow when i step outside. He loves to be outside more than anything. He throws a fit when it gets dark and its time to go in lol. I cannot wait until he is able to shoot with me or tag along to the stand
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:54 AM   #26
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Very neat that he wants a bow!
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:38 PM   #27
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I just spent the last 30 minutes shooting with the little guy. He had a blast holding and handing me my arrows, running down to the target and helping me pull them out. Every arrow I would ask him if he was ready and he would say "eady" then I would let it fly. It won't be long.

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Old 06-19-2017, 06:35 AM   #28
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I bought my son a longbow that is probably a tad over 2' long and 5# or so draw weight.

Him and his younger sister got a lot of use out of it.

They left it outside so I built them both a bow out of a short piece of pvc and trotline string to play with and they drug them all over our place flinging arrows.
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