"Do you mean that metaphorically, or literally?"
How much to I love the fact that my 8 and 10 year old know what metaphor is, and use the term conversationally?
The beach was beautiful. I watched my oldest take his boogie board way out into the waves, bobbing and waiting for just the right one, and he just looked so... grown up. My daughter finally ventured farther than jumping over the ones that crash at the shoreline as well. The little one keeps trying to stand on the board- insisting that is what it is for, even after scraping his nose on the sand. I spent a fortune on food and slushies. Fried dough... Mmmmm.
I couldn't help but notice how body piercing is no longer some statement by the fringe but a mainstream fashion accessory. I swear every other girl under twenty had her belly pierced and some dangly chain hanging out of it. It's interesting to see things evolve. I'm certainly not some old fart looking at them shocked and saying, "Oh my God, why would they do such a thing?" but it really isn't for me. I'm not sure I want the tattoo I've mused about either. I think I like my skin the way it is. If I want to commemorate my rapidly approaching 40th birthday in any significant way, I'll go to a spa and celebrate the temple that is my body. Hee.
I need to figure out how to link this to my website so I can be updating there. I need to get my babysitters in gear. I can't believe the summer is half over already.