Take a Hike!

We have had a scorcher summer here in the DC area.  Our Johnny isn’t exactly an “Outdoor Man”  on a tepid day.  So…….turn up the heat to egg-frying hot and you have one CRANKY BOY!!  Mama not being happy has nothin on him cause if Johnny ain’t happy…………just hide the sharp objects and pour a little beverage because it is going to be a looooooonnnnngggg day!  Did I mention he can be tempermental?

Let’s just say I never learn my lesson………or what is that definition of crazy?……………..doing the same thing and expecting different results.  BINGO……. the crazy’s have it!  Because that is me…………CERTIFIABLE!!!!!  Hey, to thine ownself be true, HEH?!

Anywho……..during our recent stay in Ohio we went to a local Nature Center.  Let me tell you it was a beautiful day.  About 80 degrees and low humidity.   Perfect………….that is, for August in the Midwest.  Well, Johnny, he was having none of it.  In his opinion there is never a good temperature to hike a trail.  He would prefer to get his dose of the Great Outdoors from the National Geographic Channel.  Guess you could consider it more of a forced march than a hike.

So……we are walking along when I notice we have lost a hiker.  I look to see Johnny in a pose much like this:

Enjoying the Great Outdoors!

Me:  Johnny, come on, get up, let’s keep walking everyone is waiting.

Johnny:  I DON’T WANT TO HIKE!!!! Hiking is STUPID!  And it’s tooo HOT!! 

Me:  (Trying to be calm and upbeat….I said, trying.)  Come on!!!  IT IS NOT HOT!  It is a beautiful day!

Johnny:  Oh yeah!  Then how do you explain THE HEAT!

Well…….he got me on that one.  Can’t argue with that logic.  Now…………. for a beverage!

Afterall….Johnny clearly ain’t happy.

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