My parents divorced and remarried when I was rather young so my siblings consist of full, half and even a step brother and sister. However, we have never used those designations. We are all just brothers and sisters. There are thirteen of us in all, six boys and seven girls. We are all scattered across the United States and have found Facebook a great way to keep in touch with each other and all the nieces and nephews.
While working my part time job, I have to turn my phones off. It is understandable and generally no big deal. Well, last Thursday as I got off work at 10pm and turned my phone back on, it was to discover I had missed four calls from Minnehaha County Jail! Just then the phone rang and it was the jail again. A bit worried and confused I answered. The computerized voice tells me I have a call from, then there is a pause and a quiet Spanish accent says "Erica", then the computer says press five to accept. Of course I accepted all the time wondering why no one mentioned that Erica was in town. While at the same time wondering what the hell Kris (my son) had done to get her in trouble. You see my niece Erica is a lawyer who lives in Washington DC, so of course she shouldn't be in any jail let alone Minnehaha County jail which is in Sioux Falls, SD.
My son Kris who is the same age as Erica, lives in Sioux Falls so I assumed she must be visiting him. Which of course led me to wonder what he had done, as when they were in their teens he was the leader of most mischief.
When the call was patched through and I got to actually speak to 'Erica' and hear her voice clearly I realized much to my delight, it was not our Erica. Driving home from work I couldn't help but laugh at myself for the silly thoughts that had went through my mind before discovering the mix up. So when I got home I decided to share the experience with family on Facebook and tag my son and niece in the post. The results were actually quite funny as Kris wanted to know why it had to be him that got Erica in trouble, why not his younger brother, which of course started a long discussion between the three.
Have you ever been accused of stereotyping your own children?
My baby sister, the one who is the same age as my oldest son posted this on FB last week
I really haven't spent the last two weeks on Facebook. I did manage to get out and do a bit of exploring Rapid City's down town area, where I came across this fantastic ship in one of the antique shops.
The story behind this ship is amazing, here is a close up so you can read it for yourself. I can't believe they are asking so little for such an amazing piece of history and art.
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