If there's one piece of advice I could give new parents it would be simple. Revel in your coolness because cool has a shelf-life. And now that you're a parent your cool is draining faster than the battery on your dad's flip phone.

I've come to realize no matter how cool I think I am...or no matter how hard I try to be up on the current teen lingo, music or fashion...my day's of being cool in my son's eyes are pretty much over. It's a bitter pill, but one I've come to understand must be swallowed. So unless you're these parents...you probably aren't cool either.

Apparently these parents are an adventurous bunch because they were on vacation in a remote part of Scotland last week with their four kids...ages 6, 8, 10, and 12. And they took a canoe across a lake to stay in a tiny cottage for a night. But then overnight, the water came up and washed away their canoe. Their only way out was a long walk through a swamp.

Luckily they had a cell signal, and they called for help. It turns out there were some train tracks about a quarter-mile away. And the next train that was scheduled to pass by was the one from the Harry Potter movies.

Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images
Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

In the movies, it's the train they take to school each year called the Hogwarts Express. In real life, the train is called The Jacobite, and does sightseeing tours. So the cops got in touch with the conductor, and had the train make an extra stop to pick them up. And just like that these kids had the greatest vacation ever and the coolest parents.



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