Monday, 10 November 2008

fireworks and flowerpots

Our trip to Sarajevo, bright lights big city, was, in part, to give the boys a good dose of English culture. The British Embassy had organised a Guy Fawkes party and the chance to allow the boys to stand outside in the cold, eating jacket potatoes, watching fireworks was too good to miss. On the whole it was a huge success. The unusually warm Bosnian autumn continued and it wasn't cold at all. The British Ambassador's gardens are lovely with a stunning view over Sarajevo. Luke discovered jacket potatoes and Adam discovered that he could get hold of coca cola by asking the waiters. They found the fireworks quite frightening, but once the big bangs were over the boys had a terrific time.

The highlight of the evening came as D and I were being introduced to the (newly arrived) British Ambassador. Trying to pull ourselves together and raise our conversation to adult level, we noticed out of the corner of our eyes a small white bottom and realised that, with immaculate timing, Adam was peeing into the Ambassador's flower pots. Leaving very shortly afterwards in fits of giggles, we started fantasising about moments in Adam's life when we would be able to gain our revenge by dropping this story into casual conversation. At the introduction of a new girlfriend for example. Or maybe her parents. This game kept us occupied for the whole of the long drive back to Tuzla.

6 comments:

C said...

You are the evil mom I aspire to be!

fraught mummy said...

So looking forward to some revenge. Along with enjoying kicking their teenage backsides out of bed, embarrassing stories are all we've got.

Grande Poobah said...

That is hilarious.

Funny though, given Bosnia's erm, fraught inter sect relations, that they'd be celebrating burning catholics at the Embassy?

fraught mummy said...

Exactly, and keep the tradition going for a good 400 years whilst lecturing the Bosnians on the need to look forward and to move on....

Iota said...

Peeing in the Ambassador's pots will definitely be a great story in years to come.

Amel said...

You are mean...:D