Recently I took the kids and dog to a hotel that happened to have 187 pools or something like that, and a waterside. We stayed there for 5 nights while Tyler was in Europe.
Since I knew there would be a lot of pool-going, I bought the kids each a pool noodle floatie thingy. I'm not sure of the technical term but the one I just made up should work.
One day while swimming at the pool, Isaac left his pool noodle in the pool to just float around while he went on the water slides with some new friends. A while later he came up to me and said, "Mom, that elderly gentleman is using my pool noodle." I said not to worry, that he could either ask him for it back now or we could get it when we left. He shrugged and ran off.
Later it was time to leave, so Isaac went to search for his pool noodle. The older gent still had the noodle and was floating around with it. I witnessed Isaac talk to the man and then saw the guy hand the noodle to Isaac.
Isaac then came running back. "MOM. You are not going to believe this. I said to that man, 'Excuse me sir, is that your noodle?' and he said, 'Oh, no, you can use it.' Can you BELIEVE THAT, mom? he said I can USE it? This noodle is MINE, bucko!"
I love that stories involving Isaac are alternately sweet and a little bit testy.
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