We were finishing up a family biking trip this afternoon, which culminated in a short shuttle ride that dropped us off a few blocks from home, when we realized as we departed the shuttle that, after sprinkling for a while, it was now beginning to rain in earnest.
After riding a few miles, and playing hard on the beach for the afternoon, Lukas was pretty tired and had fallen asleep on the bus ride. We had taken the bus to avoid a pretty steep grade we would have had to navigate had we decided to ride all the way home. We're practical like that.
Anyway, so as we arrived at our stop I unloaded the bikes from the front of the bus while Mrs. LIAYF stepped off the bus with a sleeping 6 year old hanging off of her neck. To that point we hadn't bothered to don our rain jackets, but with big drops coming down I fished our jackets out of the bike panniers.
Mrs. LIAYF set Lukas down and I told a now bleary eyed Lukas to hold out his arms while I slipped the light blue rain jacket over his shoulders and grabbed each side so I could straighten it across his little chest.
It was at that point that he looked up at me, and with the look of a tired boy still in his eyes said.....
"Snap it up, Fuzzball."
Then, and only then did he let a wide smile cross his face. Of course, the unexpectedness of that zinger caused me to laugh out loud. I mean, his timing was spot on and took me by complete surprise.
To that I could only say. "Well played young Padawan. Well played."
The comedic force is certainly strong in this one.