Dashing through the sand.
Boxing Day. What is a good northern Canadian girl to do? Take the family tobogganing of course! No lack of snow can deter my cultural committment. Don’t fear, my little Canucks, we will have fun, like it or not.
“Ok troops, this is what real Canadians do on Boxing Day. And we don’t even have to take off six layers of clothes before we pee. So no complaining now and everyone UP THE HILL!”
“I saw her putting rum in that thermos.”
“Looks like the Mommy is serious about this tobogganing crap. She isn’t even waiting for us!”
“Ok, now you just sit on the buggy board and slide down the hill. And you laugh and scream and pretend you’re having fun. Wipe that Spanish smirk off your face and start having fun, damn it. I’m serious!”
“The friction coefficient is all wrong, Papi.”
“You’re right son. To make this fun we either need more slope, less clothing, or more rum. I’ll check-in with your mother.”
“Hello down there. Are we having fun yet?”
“Papi, I have sand in my underwear”
“I suppose it’s better than snow. Let’s just humor her a bit longer and I’ll buy you a toy bullfighter on the way home.”
“Who filled my thermos with sand? Come back here, you little twerps!”