Monday, June 23, 2008

scout camp goof

This morning at 5:15 am my husband left the house with 2 very excited boys. And yes, 16 year olds don't usually act too excited about anything, but he was about this. They went to Scout Camp. At Boxwell. With lots of boys from Middle Tennessee that go to our same church. This was a big deal.

Harrison has made friends with a boy that is visiting for the summer. His dad is a builder and they are building a dome. But not just any dome. The worlds largest concrete dome. Here on a mountain in our little town. It is for some Buddhists or something like that.

I know, it is unusual to meet a Catholic in this small southern town. A Buddhist is unheard of. The area must have good Karma cause they bought several hundred acres to build their dome on.

Harrison's new friend is from Idaho and will be going back soon. Harrison has been trying to talk this new friend into going to Scout Camp with him. Yesterday Adrian gets a call (since he is the Scoutmaster of our little Troop) from Idaho friend asking if it was too late for him to go.


Surprisingly, it was not and Adrian made arrangements to meet with them and give them the paperwork and the phone number of an amazingly wonderful Doctor that we go to church with so he could run by her house and get the physical.

But here is the best part. When Idaho friend called, the connection was a little off and Adrian was having a hard time understanding him. He asked him to spell his name, since Adrian was a little unsure of what he had said. Adrian spent the next few hours calling this friend Ben Jamin. Kind off a funny last name, don't you think?

Ben Jamin.

Do you get it? Jamin is not his last name. He was spelling his first name:


We have made a whole lot of fun of Adrian over this one. Harrison sent him an e-mail last night asking him if he had Ben Jamin lately.

Adrian seems to think it is not that funny. That is why I feel compelled to share this incident with the whole world.

Since I know his sister will want to get to make fun of him having a blonde moment!


Mother Goose said...

roflrofl, hmmm,,, perhaps it is a HALE thing?? that is funny. WILL, I, AM is in hysterics!!!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

too funny! kids are such a riot.

gretchen said...

Finally-got something over his head! I've been waiting for this day ALL my life! Just wait till I see him he'll never live this one down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Ben Jamin! Good one.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

So sorry Harrison, but I'm totally with your wife on this one! That is postively H.Y.S.T.E.R.I.C.A.L!