The boys are taking swim lessons through the city at our local park. Each session is two weeks. Each session has one safety day. They teach the kids the basics of CPR and lifeguarding. As I kid, I hated safety day because you sat in the hot sun listening to the same thing every two weeks. In my sons’ sessions, they try to liven it up. They let the kids play lifeguard, throwing a rescue tube to a “drowning” lifeguard and pull her to safety.
After the class, I watched as Tornado E’s teacher escorted Tornado E to life guard office as he carried the lifeguard tube. After a few minutes, she came out, calling for him to follow her. She took him to the pool where Tornado S’s instructor was still in the pool about to climb out.
Tornado E’s teacher: Tornado E. Tell her what you said.
I was too far away to hear his answer. She started to laugh and dunked her head under the water. Hmmmm.
I had to wait until Tornado E finished his melted Otter Pop that the lifeguards gave him and to arrive at my parents’ house before getting Tornado E’s full attention.
Me: Tornado E, what did you say to the lifeguards that was so funny?
Tornado E: Oh! I told them the lifeguard buoy looks like a weenie.
A smile graced my face. The Friendly Giant laughed.
The Friendly Giant: Now that’s funny!
Yup, that is.
P.S. If you are like my mother who naturally assumed my son was referring to a body part, I assure you he believes he was talking about a hot dog “because hot dog and weenie are the same thing.” Yes, they are, my boy.