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Old 12-29-2017, 01:28 PM
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In which Piper Cub becomes suspicious of my bona fides [edited title]

Date: Boxing Day

Scene: Piper Kitchen

Discovered on the floor: Northern Piper and Piper Cub, putting together a radio controlled car from Santa

Cub: The car takes AA batteries. We've got a big packet of those!

Cub runs and gets AA batteries; the two install them in the car.

Piper: Now the remote. Let's open it.

Business with screwdriver.

Cub: What kind of battery goes in there, Daddy? AA and AAA won't fit.

Piper: That takes a special 9 volt battery. Sort of like a cube.

Cub, disappointed voice: Aw, we don't have any of those!

Piper: Actually, I just happen to have one of those batteries in my pocket.

Piper fishes a 9 bolt battery from his pants pocket and installs it in the remote.

Piper: There! It works!

Cub, in a meditative tone: Daddy, why did you have that kind of battery in your pocket?

Piper, sensing a trap: At this time of year, all Dads carry batteries around for just this sort of emergency.

Cub: Are you sure you're not Santa?

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Old 12-29-2017, 01:36 PM
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So was "bona fifes" a typo or deliberate?
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:46 PM
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Sigh. My iPhone obviously doesn't speak Latin.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:48 PM
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Sigh. My iPhone obviously doesn't speak Latin.
But it matches your username!
Yes, I know it means bagpipes. Still...

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Old 12-29-2017, 01:59 PM
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Sigh. My iPhone obviously doesn't speak Latin.
Fixed.

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This story is adorable, but if you're not Santa, why did you have that 9v in your pocket?
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:00 PM
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Fixed.

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This story is adorable, but if you're not Santa, why did you have that 9v in your pocket?
He was happy to see someone?
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:09 PM
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I'm sure it's a rare thing um... Santa, but be very careful carrying a 9v in your pocket if you have anything else like change or keys in your pocket. Can short it out.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:16 PM
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I'm sure it's a rare thing um... Santa, but be very careful carrying a 9v in your pocket if you have anything else like change or keys in your pocket. Can short it out.
And don't fart ...
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:06 PM
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"Mommy has toys too, son."

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Old 12-29-2017, 03:41 PM
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Yeah, but those usually take D cells. More diameter. And heft.

Be careful there Piper. The Force is strong in that one. Some day he will be strong and you will be feeble. Train him well.

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:50 AM
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Lawyer genes. Waddayagonnado?
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:18 AM
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He was happy to see someone?
Only a 9V battery. Can't have been all that happy.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:49 AM
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This story is adorable, but if you're not Santa, why did you have that 9v in your pocket?
Asked and answered, My Lady:

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Cub, in a meditative tone: Daddy, why did you have that kind of battery in your pocket?

Piper, sensing a trap: At this time of year, all Dads carry batteries around for just this sort of emergency.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:50 AM
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Be careful there Piper. The Force is strong in that one. Some day he will be strong and you will be feeble. Train him well.
Well, he did fight Darth Vader to a draw at the Jedi Training Centre at Disney World.

I've told him that I do my best to treat him well so that he chooses a nice old folks home for me eventually.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:52 AM
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Lawyer genes. Waddayagonnado?
I was talking about him with another parent a while ago and commented approvingly that the Cub is good at arguing. She looked at me like I had a hole in my head. I remembered that "arguing" has a different meaning for lawyers than most parents.

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