I have a mole under my arm pit. It isn’t giant or black or anything crazy and it doesn’t bother me at all…..but it bothers my daughter. We
were packing for vacation and she asked me how many tank tops I packed. I was puzzled. “It’s not like I’m embarrassed or anything mom I just don’t want you to be embarrassed if someone see’s that mole in your arm pit. Maybe you shouldn’t wear tank tops anymore.” Wow, she’s only nine and I can embarrass her already with the way I dress. How fun is
I thought for sure she would mention the inch or so of arm pit fat that hangs out if I don’t sit straight or even make crap out of my swimming
suit or sandals so the mole really threw me for a loop. How can a little girl completely covered with freckles be disgusted by a tiny arm pit mole? “Well mom if we are in a store and you reach up to get something off of a high shelf everyone in the whole store is going to see that mole.” I had to go look in the mirror to ensure we were both talking about the same tiny mole and we were.
I should have explained that once a person hits the “over 40 mark” they really don’t care what other people think but I thought long and
hard before I replied as I knew there had to be a lesson in there somewhere. “Did you know that redheads get a freckle for each soul they steal? How do you think I feel taking you into a store?” She just sighed, unscathed by my remark. “You really should get that looked at….by a doctor or something. Maybe they can remove it.”
That’s when it hit me; I now know what I’m getting her for her 10th
Tomorrow we will drive for eight long hours to a cabin in Backus
Minnesota. We will be accompanied by my parents and of course the children. My sister and her fiancé will be joining us in a few days. And once I get my “vacation on” I will be sitting on the dock fishing, listening to the loons singing on Deep Portage lake. A change of scenery is much needed and my aunt and uncle have a fantastic cabin that they are letting us stay in. My in-laws have graciously agreed to house and pet sit so I don’t have to worry about anything.
I was going to leave my laptop at home but many of you have expressed interest in this vacation and claim your lives just wouldn’t be the same without seeing blogs from me. So I will do my best to provide you with blow by blow daily accounts from my remote location. By I will caution you that some of the content may not be suitable for younger viewers as you just never know what’s going to happen once the family is together. It could get ugly at times.
Stay tuned passengers and find out! You won’t hear from me on
Saturday as I will be traveling but hopefully by Sunday I’ll have something for you.
Wish me luck : )
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it
is not fish they are after.”
Henry David Thoreau