The Sister in the Basement


“There’s ANOTHER one??” my 10 year-old son asked. His eyes got bigger and his jaw dropped. I admit, it took me a few seconds to catch up.

“Another what?”

“Another sister.”

“What are you talking about? I have one sister; you have two.”

“What about the one in the basement??” He was worried now. I was checking him for obvious signs of a head injury. I’d been talking about using rinsewater from laundry to water the gardens, and he was asking about missing siblings. That’s when it hit me. I laughed so hard, tears almost ran down my leg. When I caught my breath, I explained what a cistern does.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cistern

11 thoughts on “The Sister in the Basement

  1. Just hilarious.
    Reminds me that I recently read a Dollar Barn ad in the Shopper waaay too quickly and thought your sis stocked nail polish in puppy poop color.

    1. Bahahahaha! Wouldn’t surprise me…

      PS:We had a Cocker Spaniel that ate crayons, so I guess the color would depend on the puppy and his or her eating habits.

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