Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Elephants Never Forget..... neither do kids!!

This is just a little story that I happen to find quite hilarious so I thought I would share it with you.

Brief Introductory
About a year ago (maybe even a bit longer than a year actually), My brother Adam took Evan swimming (at the time Evan was probably 2 1/2 - 3 yrs old) to a pool just down the street from my house. At this particular pool there is a small section which is just for kids. The kiddie pool is about 3 ft deep and has one of those outdoor little tike slides that drops the kids into the water from the ledge. Anyways, Adam took Evan to this pool often and they always had a fantastic time... until the incident.

The Incident
I am not exactly sure what happened on this disastrous trip to the swimming pool however, based on the stories that I have heard from both Evan and Adam it went down something like this....

Adam and Evan were playing in the kiddie pool - chasing each other around, splashing, laughing, all in all having a total blast! During their play time, Evan decided he wanted to try out the little "water slide" so Adam lifted him up onto the ledge and let him try it out. Evan loved the slide and went up and down, up and down, up and down. Finally, on what turned out to be his last time down , Adam made the biggest mistake of his life.... He decided to NOT catch Evan at the bottom. Well, Evan's feet didn't exactly plant on the ground when he landed - Instead, they slipped right out from underneath him and his head went right under the water. Adam was standing right there and lifted Evan out immediately so it wasn't a big deal ( at all) but Evan misunderstood. Evan thought (and still thinks) that Uncle Adam tried to drown him. Evan began to cry ( or shall I say scream at the top of his lungs) to the point where poor Adam could not calm him down and had to leave the pool and bring Evan straight home. So.. the fun trip to the swimming pool is now known in our house as "the day Uncle Adam threw Evan into the deep water".

The Aftermath
I mentioned earlier that this trip to the pool was over a year ago, and I also mentioned that the pool was right down the street from my house. What I didn't mention is that I have to drive past the pool anytime I want to go into town ( which is almost every day) and that Evan talks about this incident EVERY SINGLE TIME we drive past this swimming pool. It's been a fairly regular conversation in our vehicle so I can't recall every one we've had however,  I do remember some of them  because they make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants ( granted I've had three kids so pretty much everything makes me pee my pants) Anyways.. here are the three funniest conversations we have had in regards to the incident.

Evan: Look mommy, there's the pool where Uncle Adam threw me into the deep water
Me: Did it scare you when your head went under the water?
Evan: Yes, it scared me alot
Me: Well, What do you think we should do about it?
Evan: I think we should put Uncle Adam up in a tree
Me: Why? So that He can think about what he did?
Evan: No, so that he has to jump out, and he'll hurt his knee.

Logan: Evan, there's where Uncle Adam threw you into the deep water ( Logan has of course jumped on board and says this to Evan every time we drive past... just to remind him!)
Evan:  Yeah! I`m gonna throw that guy into a whirl pool and then watch him get sucked in by a black   hole!

Logan: Evan, there`s where Uncle Adam threw you into the deep water
Evan: Next time I see that guy I`m gonna kick him in the gonads!
Logan: Yeah! Let`s kick him in the gonads!

The Lesson
Don`t ever piss off Evan. He doesn`t forget and apparently he lives by the saying revenge is best served cold ... hence the threats still coming a year later!



  1. I am laughing and peeing my pants as well. very funny!!!! (sorry Adam)

  2. Oh my goodness!!!! I am laughing SO hard right now!!!! Sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised at how much Wyatt remembers from the past, but usually it's just a pain in the butt, lol... like when I get rid of something he hasn't touched in 6 months, and then 2 weeks later... "Mom, where's my ___? I can't find it anywhere!" Never goes well ;)