Rewind to earlier in the day, Eva had sulked out to chat with Eric on the dock (away from the indoor ruckus that is 8 children and 7 adults in one cabin). Eric asked her if she was having fun. She responded with a somber voice, "Yeah, but why don't Evan and Ethan want to play with me?" Eric says, "Well, boys like to play boy games," or something. "What were they playing that you wanted to play with them?" A loooong explanation by Eva ensues, elaborating on fat men, super powers, blah, blah, blah. "That super power game."
So, the kids go out to play, and this time Eric is going to be certain that Eva gets to play along. Here's how it went...
Ethan (11): This finger's a chainsaw, this finger's a knife, this finger's a gun, this finger's a sword, this finger's a bomb.
Evan (almost 6): I have tornado power. If I do this, my tornado power will knock you down! What's your super power?
Eric (30): I have lightening fists and laser eyes. What's your super power, Eva?
Eva (4), thinking for a moment: Mom power! (I take this as a compliment)
Eric: So, you must have super hugs?!? Do you have any other powers?
Eva: Yes, ballerina power. When I put my hands up like this (arms above her head in a circle), that's ballerina power.
Ethan: Yeah! When you do that, we're gonna want to run away from you.
And Eva was wondering why boys don't like to play with girls....