April 20th 2008 9:41 am
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Oldest Lad: "Hey, let's get a Boomerang!"
Middle Lad and Little Lad, together: "Yeah! Let's get a boomerang!"
Pennie: "Yeah! That's sounds like fun! I have no idea what a boomerang is but I love toys! Especially toys that get thrown and I can chase!"
Mom: "No. Absolutely not. No Boomerang."
Lads: "Awwwww. That's not fair. Why can't we get a boomerang."
Oldest Lad: "Pennie would LOVE a boomerang." He knows that using the 'dogs will love' it ploy usually works.
Mom: "No. Your Uncle Charlie had a boomerang. He threw it and it came back and smacked me right in the side of the head."
Oldest Lad: "Well gee Mom, why were you standing right next to him."
Mom rolls her eyes: "I wasn't stupid. I was standing a good 200 yards away from him. I knew it was supposed to return to him. He told me and your Uncle Tom to stand far away from him. Problem was Uncle Charlie wasn't real good with that boomerang. He threw it really hard. Remember he is nine years older than me. He threw it and intended for it to come back to him. Only it didn't. It came back to me. My head to be exact. So NO boomerang."
Oldest Lad: "Well why weren't you watching."
Mom: "I was watching. Have you ever seen how fast a boomerang flies? And I was probably only seven years old. Just forget it. No matter what I say you always turn it around so it's my fault."
Oldest Lad: "Mom, you have issues."
Mom: "Well maybe after growing up with four older brothers I just live in a universe where a boomerang will suddenly fly out of nowhere and hit me in the head. Besides, what if you hit Pennie in the head with the boomerang?"
Pennie begins to think that perhaps with three lads, all older than her, and Mulligan to boot perhaps she should side with Mom and forget the Australian toy after all.
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