Vacation turns into Question-cation

It was nice to get away from the grind of being off from teaching this summer by taking a vacation. However, if you’re familiar with my blog, you know there’s s no vacation from the questions my son demands the answers. to.

We spent a week in Alabama, visiting family and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Orange Beach.

Here is a sampling of the questions my son had on his mind during the trip. Along with the answers I (mostly) wish I could have given.

“Do you want to walk around the lake?” Ummmm, are you kidding. It’s over 900 degrees outside!

My son, looking out at the lake that we walked around while talking every morning.

My son, looking out at the lake that we walked around while talking every morning.

“Do you want to play football.” Ummm, it’s still 900 degrees . . .

“Do you think the U.S. will win the soccer game?” Of course!

“Does the hotel have a hurricane shelter?” It really doesn’t matter, because if there’s even the slightest hint of a hurricane, I’m going to be back home sitting in my chair before the wind even picks up.

“Can we go for a walk around the lake?” Son, my first microwave oven didn’t get as hot as it is outside.

“Can I get inside one of the water walker balls?” Sure! Sounds fun!!

“Is there air inside it?” Ummmm, if not, we’ll punch some air holes in it.

“Do you think I’d be a good college professor?” Yes! Of course! You should ABSOLUTELY consider doing that.

“Do college professors make much money?” Ummmmmmmm. Weeeeelllllll . . .

“Do you want to walk around the lake?” Son, it’s not only hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, you could boil one, too.

“Is that a comet in the sky?” No, that’s just an airplane.

“Is that a comet? No, that’s just part of the fireworks.”

“What would we do if it was a comet?” Well, that could be a slight problem.

“Can we go boogie boarding?” Son, I’ve seen more waves when you take a bath.

“Do you want to walk around the lake?” Ok, I said, finally giving in. Let’s go, I said with a smile.

Then, without missing a beat . . .

“Can we go around the lake two times?”

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