Fun in the Sun

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
An average family going to the beach.

Submitted: January 11, 2019

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The Wellington family decided to beat the heat by going to the beach, so Lenny, the fool hearty father of the 4 member clan, knew it was going to be a stressful day trying to corral his hyperactive 8 year old son and 16 year old daughter who recently has shown an interest in boys.  Lenny packed sodas and juice into an ice-filled cooler while he waited for his kids to put on their swimsuits. Hannah, however, was holding everyone up since her hair and make up had to be perfect so she would catch the attention of boys her age even though her makeup and hair would be ruined once she jumped into the ocean.  Lenny’s wife, Maggie, was out of town on a business trip which left Lenny alone to handle the kids wacky shenanigans.
On the drive over, the younger of the two, Ricky, complained about the heat in the car constantly and rolled down the window but Hannah attested that rolling the windows down would ruin her hair so she turned on the air conditioner to shut her brother up.  Once they arrived at the beach, Lenny grabbed the cooler and Ricky tried to help although he was too little, and Hannah left ahead of the group to stake out the crop of boys and distance herself from her totally uncool dad. Ricky found a place to set their things since he had the highest vantage point on his dad’s shoulders after almost burning his feet on the heat-soaked sand.  Lenny had to repeatedly tell Ricky to remain still while he rubbed sun tan lotion on his body was as successful at that as catching a salmon leaping up a river with his hands. Lenny finally released his son from his clutches so he could splash around in the ocean but now had to venture off to find his tall yet elusive daughter. He finally found her commiserating with some not-so-innocent looking teenagers and said, “Let’s go Hannah.” She gave him a surprised look and said, “Geeze dad, I’m just making some friends, why can’t you just be cool and leave me alone?”
“Because if something happens to you your mother will kill me, now let’s go!” Lenny shot back. Lenny spent the rest of the sunny day resting on the floral beach towel he brought and watched over his son while he played in the ocean and dug holes in the sand.  Hannah stayed at her father’s side the rest of the day with a pouting expression on her face and drowned out the beach noise with the music in her iPod. Once they all became bored, they packed up their things and left for home. Ricky was sitting in the back seat and asked his dad, “Hey dad! Did you put on any sun tan lotion?”  Lenny now knew why it still felt hot with the A/C on.

 


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