Mama Diaries

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Full of Hot Air

My kids and I have been spending a lot of time at the pool now that they're on summer vacation.  Of course that meant we had to haul out all the pool toys and flotation devices.  We discovered the inner tubes were in need of some serious air, so my son offered to inflate them.  He unplugged the air stopper and started blowing.  And blowing.  And blowing.  About five minutes later, he stopped.  His face was red, and he was clearly quite exhausted.

"Mama, I think I'm out of hot air," he said.  "Can you do this?"  He handed me the tube and left.

I looked at the thing.  There was no way I was going to blow air into it - especially after he slimed up the opening.  I dragged it to the garage where I found a bike pump.  I hooked it  up and finished inflating.  I did the same with the other.

When I was done, I found my boy and handed him the inner tubes.  "Here you go, Bubba."

His eyes got big.  "How did you do that, Mama?  You must have a lot of hot air!"

37 comments:

  1. lol you kinda walked into that one

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  2. LOL this is hilarious! And what was your retort??

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    1. I made a face and showed him the bike pump.

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  3. That is funny!
    time at the pool sounds like fun!..

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  4. You can keep the secret. Bubba will think that you have magical powers!

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    1. Cat's out of the bag. I already showed him my secret.

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  5. Tell him it's a secret technique (-:

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  6. Your kid is just getting sassier and sassier. I love it.

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    1. If he keeps it up, he's going to be an impossible teenager!

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    1. Are you suggesting that I have a lot of hot air? ;0)

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  8. Aww. Yep, grown-ups are full of hot air! I tried to blow one of those things up once. I was exhausted when I was finished...too exhausted to swim!

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  9. LOL! See, this is why we got an electronic pump. Seriously. We used to have a pool. (And good riddance!)

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    1. We had a pool when we lived in Florida. They're nice to swim in, but a lot of work to maintain!

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  10. Lol! Fun! You really must have lot of air!

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  11. That is a line most of us probably wanted to use on our moms at some point in our childhood, only most of those times it would have been deadly to have said anything about a parent's hot air. Cute story!

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    1. Timing is everything. He picked a good time.

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  12. Boys! Love it;-) Yes, it's pool time here too!

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  13. I am with Pat... you walked into that one!

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  14. What a good story! I bet next year, he'll remember how smart mama was and reach for the pump. lol

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  15. Did you say pool? I must say i envy you. :P

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