June 17, 2020
A Funny Story
Mom had just come home from NIH, or at least hadn’t been home long. My sister and I were teenagers. Mom is sitting on the couch, in the living room…me, my sister, and dad were having a water battle. In the house! My sister and I had Nerf water guns. Dad, well, he had grabbed a 2 liter soda bottle, filled it with water and screwed on a cap from a dish soap bottle (Dawn?).
We were chasing each other through the main part of the house – what is now the wood stove room, living room, dining room and kitchen. Round and round we went, squirting each other, the walls, the furniture…I don’t think anything escaped our water battle wrath!
As we were running around, mom shouted out “Don’t shoot! I’m unarmed!!”, while laughing. She probably got wet as well, any water hitting her was by accident. Of course, dad’s makeshift water gun got us the most wet, as his aim was pretty good. But things did get wet and we had some walls to wipe down, floors to mop up, and floors to dry when the impromptu water battle was over. Back then, every room was carpeted except the kitchen. Yes, even the dining room was carpet. I don’t know why…
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