Thursday, August 14, 2008

Five...well, TODAY I'm six.

Eddie and I should have known better. We are not dumb people, maybe a little naive sometimes (OK, a lot naive) but I promise you we aren't dumb. Avery and Cameron had a reservation to Swim With The Stingrays this afternoon and the program is designed for ages six and up. Cameron will be six in a few months but truth be told he is five. In our defense...I know, I know the rules say six BUT Cameron is a very good swimmer, goes off the high board and all kinds of things his Grandma isn't brave enough to do. So, last night Eddie sat down with Cameron and explained that if anyone asked how old he is that he was to say six. She then explained about the rules and why the rules say you should be six years old and what we were doing was not right but we were confident in his swimming ability. Gawd....my whole family is nothing but a bunch of truth stretchers. Soooo...before heading to the aquarium we decided to stop at Build a Bear. Cameron had picked out his stuffed animal and the lady was talking to him while she was helping him stuff his bear. They chatted for a few minutes and then she asked him how old he is and it was right about here when Eddie had a full blown hiney cringe. Cameron said, "Usually I'm five but just for today I am six." "I have to be six today because five is too young to Swim With the Stingrays so JUST FOR TODAY I am six...but really I'm five" WELL...the lady almost fell off of her chair laughing and I think I can safely say our family has finally spawned a complete truth teller.

6 comments:

Lucky said...

Niiiiiiiice! That's hilarious. You should be proud. He listened intently to what he was told, however hasn't yet mastered the art of "thou shalt not reveal too much!"

Mike said...

I got a good laugh out of reading this today. After hearing the stories from the kids about terrorizing the cats, breaking the lamps and toilets and duping the authorities... I was sure you would be writing something about the kids today. Cameron had about 13 adjectives to describe what a stingray feels like... smooth, but bumpy, watery, but soft, etc. Avery was explaining how a shark as big as her bed was swimming ever tighter circles around her. Thanks for your patience with my family and for letting me have several days of peace here in Charlotte. I did miss them though, and was glad to get everyone home safely last night. Keep up the good work on the blog.

Susie said...

What a cute story!!!

tipper said...

Very funny. Leave it to the kids to tell on you. Mine always do.

Anny said...

I can hear Evelyn right now!!!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

OMG Hysterical!!!!