The neice and nephew (referred here as the "boy" and "girl" have been down for a visit the last couple of weeks. Recently, we all went "camping". Not real camping mind you, because the family the boy and girl come from is notorious for rain whenever we camp - so we got cabins (and yes, it still rained). I guess this is kind of like the fact my sister's house acts like a laxative for my children. Bygones.
Anyway, we decided during a break in the weather to go kayaking. This made the niece a bit nervous, since the river had "class I, II and some small III rapids". Not that she understands any of this, but she has seen lots of movies where the boat goes over the falls and she's not having any of that. While trying to calm her down, the following conversation occurs:
Me: Don't worry child. Would I have spent all of this money just to drown you? I could have done that for free...
Wife: Girl, I promised your parents we'd bring you home in one piece...
Boy: Yep, Aunt Sue promised, so no matter how broken you are, they'll staple and crazy glue you until you're back in one piece.
The rest of the group looked at us appallingly the rest of the ride to the river. For the record, everyone had a wonderful time, even though we ran out of crazy glue.
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