This is the story:
My mom and I went to go shopping while my two brothers and dad went on their yearly father-son fishing trip. We made sure to watch the news before they went to make sure they would not be caught up in a storm (just like this). Obviously since we are in New England, the weather can be unpredictable (and boys will be boys, including dad).
My brother, Kyle (in the back left) and dad (back right) are looking in the distance at the storm nearing them. My other brother, Jonny (front left), is looking at the camera they had planted at the front of the boat. They had already gotten soaked by previous monster waves.
My dad told my mom, “I shouldn’t bring my cell phone because it could get ruined”. Obviously he was right, but since he did not have his phone we had no way of communication. No one but us knew where they where, and we did not know there was a storm. We only found out about the storm from when we went to get a manicure and pedicure and the news was on.
“This just in, there is an unexpected killer storm in the ocean. We have all of the known boats alerted to go back to base. There are unknown boats in the sea though. If you have any information about unknown boats in the sea, please call the Emergency Hotline 555-7779”.
We rushed out of the salon so fast; I swear I saw some of the nail polish fly off my nails. My mom threw money on the counter and was already in the car when I figured out what was happening.
Meanwhile my dad and two brothers are having a blast while my mom is having a heart attack. Jonny is making sure he gets everything on camera. Twice my brothers and dad almost tipped over the boat.
We finally got to the police station and reported my dad’s boat in the middle of the ocean with my two brothers. Once I made a comment about leaving my brothers in the middle of the ocean and giving them food every month. My mom did not like that comment.
Once the police got my brothers and dad she almost hugged them to death. Before she did though, she took one look at them and grimaced. She said, “How about I give you guys an air hug and you act like I hugged you to death. Okay?” She did that to make sure she did not get their wetness on her new clothes.
When we got home, my dad and brothers changed their clothes while my mom cooked dinner. I had nothing to do, so I read. My mom used that opportunity to give me a lecture on how to respect my brothers and love them. She said, “Oh you should go and give them a hug when they come back down. If your dad heard what you said, he probably would be infuriated right now. You never know when something bad might happen, like to…”
At that moment my dad walked in (thank goodness). My mom never brought up my comment again. We had dinner (spaghetti and meatballs) and talked about our trips. In the end, we all laughed about everything. Kyle laughed so hard about almost tipping the boat over twice. He spit milk out his mouth when he was laughing. It was so gross yet funny, that we all started laughing. At the end of dinner the table was covered in milk, meat sauce, and pieces of spaghetti. Our dog Maggie licked up everything. That day was fun.
Original image: ‘Fun at sea‘
by: Ville Miettinen