Teen 2 texts me on Wed and asked if she could go to the beach Thurs.
We had our usual back and forth questioning?
She quickly rambled off 10 kids
How are you getting there?
Hmmm…my instincts are kicking in
And I ask for half the day off
I prepare my bags the night before
And ask the girls to make sandwiches
And pack snacks for the beach
How embarrassing…Teen 2 replies
Then don’t eat my food when we get there!
These girls are so funny-
They curl their hair
Put on their make up
Find the right outfit
We’re going to the beach right?!
I pull up to the beautiful sunny beach
with 4 teen girls
And one 4 year old boy in tow
We find our spot in the sand and I’m getting the look…
Are you staying with us Mom? She asks
Ummm…I was, I replied.
But I get it.
She wants me out of sight.
So I plop down the cooler and snacks
And leave the girls in position
The Boy and I settle down closer to the water
I text hubby…I think she’s embarrassed of me!
The Boy wants to get in the water
So we tiptoe in
It’s freezing, oh yeah, it’s only April
He teases the waves as he runs back and forth with the water
The girls meet up with their boy friends
And head back to “their” spot
I turn around and look back every so often to watch them from the distance
And just giggle to myself that she’s at that age
That stage where everything about your parents is so embarrassing
Eventually she comes over with her friends
And they take The Boy into their little click
They bring him into the water
They jump with him
Swing him around
I stand in the distance with my camera
To forever capture these moments
Eventually I get to move in closer
The Boy is now one of their friends.
Here’s proof, he got to tattoo one of her friends
About just how cool he is!
They play football,
Go back in the water,
Boys boogie board
The girls tan
We stay and play for about 3 ½ hours
I'm able to convince them to take a group shot before we leave.
We get home and the girls ask if they can go to a bonfire at a friends.
They begin the routine again,
The make up,
By 7:40 Teen 1 and Teen 2 leave together
The Boy and I sit at the kitchen table
And watch as 5 teenage girls rush out of the house
They wave good bye
He turns to me and ask for a 2nd serving of Salmon
And an apple for his side.
And am thankful
Today was a good day.