After two failed attempts, I know this to be true and factual and can emphatically state that it is accurate.
And no, juggling watermelons is not code for anything.
Maks has tried and failed at juggling watermelons.
Now, in his defense, he was not actually attempting to juggle the watermelons, per se. But given the outcomes of the two times that he has handled watermelons, I will not allow him to juggle them.
All that rambling is just to say that Maks tends to drop watermelons. Not full sized watermelons because I cannot carry those either. But the mini watermelons. The ones that are the same size as a large honey dew melon. No matter where we are, if mini watermelons are placed in his clutches, Maks will fumble the watermelon and it will end up smashing on the floor.
Well, there was the time when he was three and he saw the mini watermelon on the counter. He thought it was a rubber ball and thought that it would be a good idea to pick it up and bounce it.
It didn’t bounce.
It made a lovely “splat” sound as the watermelon exploded all over the tile floor in the kitchen.
You would have thought that would have been enough for him to know to stop with the watermelons. But it wasn’t.
Last week he was in Walmart with my parents and he decided to “help” them put the watermelon into the cart so he threw it in gently (his words) and again, a lovely splat sound as it hit the bottom of the cart. My mother, being my mother, panicked when the watermelon exploded and grabbed Mat and the NP and fled the scene pretending that she did not know my father or Maks and abandoning them to fend for themselves with the watermelon splatted shopping cart. Now my father, who was equally as panicked as my mother; because he is also not good in situations that involve squashed watermelons and was looking for assistance from his wife but his wife had abruptly abandoned him with the watermelon smashing culprit and was now pretending not to know him, so my father was on his own. He managed to call over a produce guy who helped with the splatted watermelon situation. And Walmart didn’t charge them for the watermelon because apparently this happens a lot. Needless to say, no watermelon was had that week.
And what happened to the watermelon smasher?
He is now banned from ever going near a watermelon again.