Kids …

I had to check a few things at the Marina Office, which is at the opposite end of the basin. It’s a good 1/2 mile walk, back and forth.

The day was beautiful outside, so I invited the kids to go with me – to which they immediately opposed.

I suggested they go with their skateboards, but still faced opposition.

So I played a trick on them. Or so I thought.

I told them that I would only accept their declining my invitation if they did a few pushups instead. I was kidding.

But then they asked: “how many?”.

hmmm … 78. Each” I replied – pushing the number way up so that they took the original offer. It seemed my strategy was working.

It wasn’t: “we’ll do the pushups” was the reply, and they immediately left the cabin and started paying the pushups. Playfully.

Raquel was the first one to the dock - she did the 78 pushups almost in one go !!!
Raquel was the first one to the dock – she did the 78 pushups almost in one go !!!
Paulo didn't take long to join, and also did all 78 of them
Paulo didn’t take long to join, and also did all 78 of them

 

78 pushups for a 1/2 hr, 15 minute skate ride along the marina’s perfect cement boardwalk? Really?

Go figure what goes through a kid's mind ....
Go figure what goes through a kid’s mind ….

 

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