Hannah: Hi Mommy
Hannah: What did we do today?
Mom: What did we do today? We took a boat trip to Bartolome. Muy bonita. Very calm, tortugas on the way. We’re sorry Daddy didn’t join us.
(My father has a bad cold)
Hannah: What did we see on the way to Bartolome?
Mom: What did we see? I don’t know. Tell me. I’m not remembering. Did we see Nazca boobies? We saw frigates. Did we see rays on the way?
Hannah: Yes we did. What were the rays doing Mommy?
Hannah: Describe the island
Mom: Looks like a volcanic island with what do you call them, cones and lava flows, very little green. I don’t know if this is going to make very good commentary.
Dad: Include that in the commentary.
Hannah: I’m going to. What did we do on the island?
Mom: Walk. Up how many meters? You have the statistics. What are the statistics?
Mom: It doesn’t sound like a lot but it is when you are trudging and hiking. If you tell people that they are going to laugh. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is. I know why it was so hot on the walk. All that lava rock reflecting heat under us.
Hannah: So after we went hiking...
Mom: …you went up there to see the lava and you went up there to see the view of how many islands? You look really tired. Why are you doing this to yourself?
Hannah: Yeah, I think it was.
Mom: And boy did that water feel good to jump in.
Hannah: Tell us about the snorkeling.
Mom: Umm…Well I would just mention that it was a good site. It had a lot of lava all over. Well what do you call it? Coral over lava? Do you know what it’s called?
Mom: Have you studied that yet? The geology?
Hannah: Are you going to bed?
Mom: Honey, you wore me out today. I was a trooper. You know parents always go to bed early.
Hannah: Tell me what your favorite animal was that we saw today.
Mom: How hot do you think it was?
Dad: A few degrees hotter than the surface of the sun.
Mom: Do you need my commentary anymore?
Hannah: Nope. Go to sleep.