Why Parents Worry

Dear Mom and Dad,

Our scoutmaster told us to write to our parents in case you saw the flood
TV and were worried. We are OK. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags
got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on
the mountain looking for Chad when it happened.

Oh yes, please call Chad's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write
because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps.
It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it wasn't for the
lightning. Scoutmaster Walt got mad at Chad for going on a hike alone
without telling anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was during the
fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a
fire, the gas can will blow up? The wet wood didn't burn, but one of the
tents did. Also some of our clothes. John is going to look weird until his
hair grows back.

We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Walt gets the car fixed. It
wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left.
Scoutmaster Walt said that a car that old you have to expect something to
break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance. We think it's a
car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets
us ride on the fenders.

It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car. He let us take turns riding in
the trailer until the highway patrolman stopped and talked to us.
Scoutmaster Walt is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact,
he is teaching Terry how to drive on the mountain roads where there isn't
any traffic. All we ever see up here is logging trucks.

This morning, all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in
the lake. Scoutmaster Walt wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Chad
was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe
across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under
water from the flood.

Scoutmaster Walt isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get
about the lifejackets. He has to spend a lot of the time working on the car
so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.

Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave dove
the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Wade and I
threw up, but Scoutmaster Walt said it probably was just food poisoning
the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with food they ate in
prison. I'm so glad he got out and became our scoutmaster. He said he sure
figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time. By
the way, what is a *********?

I have to go now. We are going to town to mail our letters and buy bullets.
Don't worry about anything. We are fine.

Love, Brandon
P.S.: How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?

dasmuggler dasmuggler
36-40, M
2 Responses Feb 22, 2009

parents will get a heart attack for sure after reading this kind of letter hahaha

Kids say the darndest things, don't they? LOL