Thursday, March 10, 2016

Well, my mom said ....

As with many lodges, we have a child policy and we don't take little ones under the age of six years old.  Our age limit used to be eight, but we learned pretty early on that parents are quick and happy to lie by two years and were bringing their 6 years olds anyway. So we changed it a few years ago, and funnily enough, they don't lie anymore.
When the limit was eight, I was welcoming in a couple who had just arrived with their child.
"Hello," I said, to their very little boy, "what's your name? And how old are you?"
"Well," replied young Robert, "actually, I'm five. "But," he added secretively, "my mom says that this weekend, I can be eight!"
He was jolly proud. 
Out of the mouths of babes!
(His mother just sunk her face into her hands.)

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