Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good friends jump in the lake for you....

Its 5:30 AM and I hear voices outside - loud voices....and then the doorbell and the phone and banging on the door - uh-oh...

My first thought is that G-man is being escorted home by a few of Willoughby's finest...

But a quick look in his room tells me that he (and a few friends) are already home from their late night debauchery.

And then the doorbell and the phone and banging on the door resumes...

Ahhh - it is my favorite first-born and his friend AC...


Me: Why are you banging on the door? - come on in...

LDboy: Unlock it...let us in...

Me: Oh its locked - that's strange...yeah, I know it should be, but you know me...

LDBoy: Got any warm-up food???

Me: Why are you two all wet? Where have you been?

AC: Uhhh...swimming in the lake...

LDBoy: And dry clothes?

Me: Say what???

So I scrounge through G-mans drawers (actually baskets - because he claims it is my job to put his clothes away - but I digress) and get the boys some dry clothes....

Me: Now spill it...

AC: Your son wanted a cigarette (after 4 weeks of being smoke-free) but me, being the good friend that I am - refused to let him buy any....

LDBoy: He actually paid the gas station attendant not to sell me any...that bitch...I still want a cigarette...

AC: He said he would do anything for a smoke - just name it...So I picked something totally off the wall that I figured he would not attempt...but your son is crazy...

Me: Yeah...he is...all my kids are...they get it from their Dad.

AC:I told him if he could swim out farther in Lake Erie than I could, I would give him a cigarette.

LDBoy: I was already in the car, so we were on the road two minutes later. I know I can swim and am use to cold water; he is use to warm beaches. I should have been good.

AC: Should have gets you nothing...

LDBoy: Yeah, well after I was in the water a couple minutes, I started thinking about what else might be in the water with me besides AC...and so I sort of let him win...

AC: Let me win???? Hey buddy, win this...

Me: Have you two been drinking?

LDBoy: No, ask the cop..

Me: Cop????

AC: He really wanted to arrest us for something...

LDBoy: Wish I coulda read his mind...we have two..uh guys, here just out for a late nite swim we think...

Me: Where were you?

AC: The beach...

Me: What Beach?

LDBoy: In Mentor somewhere...we just put Beach in the Garmin and it took us there...

Me: So, you drove from Akron to Mentor for a 4:30 AM jump in the lake?

LDBoy:The cop said the same thing....

Me: I bet....

AC: I told him we don't have any lakes in Akron.



Thanks for being a friend AC.

4 comments:

Larew said...

Jumping in the lake to win a cigarette always sounds like such a great idea at 4:30 AM. Can't understand why you didn't welcome LDBoy & AC with open arms. At least you didn't have to warm up left-overs for the cops. And I'm sure G-Man was terribly impressed once he woke up and heard all about it. Older siblings are such good role models.

Phillipia said...

Actually, LDBoy and his friend know they are always welcome - open doors or arms or not...I do enjoy listening to the retellings of their escapades...I get a lil jeaolus that I am not that young and cannot bring myself to be that carefree:)
And yes, G-Man and Carebear have been such "good" role models for G-Man:)

nipsy said...

Ahhh to be so young and stupid..I mean carefree again...

Can't wait till my own kids start their escapades..or maybe I can.

Winky Twinky said...

OMG, what a hoot!! Guess you aren't lacking for excitement in your household... ;)