Saturday, December 29, 2007

Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a Rock-'em Sock-'em Robots tournament! This is my husband, Mike, and his brother, Tony, who have had numerous robot battles throughout the years. Tony's wife found a brand new set and it was the most popular toy around during our visit to their house Christmas Eve.

Tony is off to Afghanistan in February and we're all worried sick about him. His training appears to have something to do with minesweeping. Of course, any mission over there is going to be dangerous, but minesweeping is not at the top of my list of jobs that I would want for him to be doing. Hopefully, he'll be in one of those ginormous tanks that allows soldiers to clear out a whole minefield while remaining safely inside.

His deployment is for 400 days, but with the recent happenings in Pakistan, I'm really concerned that this whole thing is about to get blown wide open. I put myself on a self-mandated news fast because it's all freaking me out. For now, I'm just going to enjoy this photo and laugh about these two big kids at Christmas.


Buzzardbilly said...

I hope your brother-in-law stays safe!

You should check out Ted Velvet's site on my blogroll. He's got a couple of rock'em sock'em robot posts recently too.

Juanuchis said...

What can I say, other than my prayers for Tony's safety and his safe return.

Love the Rock-'em Sock-'em! I'm so yearning for Retro these days. I have my Johnny West horses in my studio. :)

Blonde Goddess said...

I used to love Rock'em sock'em robots. I was almost always the winnah!!!

I hope your brother-in-law returns safely.

Happy New Year!

Steve Adams said...

Big kids.