Blue Kid went camping for the weekend with three of his friends. They are going to be more than an hour and a half away for the next three days. When they were in the driveway this morning getting ready to leave, our neighbor, Joe, started regaling them with stories from his youth. Like all the times (every weekend) he drove from Philadelphia to New Jersey with his friends because in New Jersey, they could drink all the beer they wanted! While Joe was entertaining us all with his lively stories, The Skimmer was pounding on the side of the camper, loudly wanting to know if all the girls they had inside were all okay.
Obviously, those two were drowning out my pleas.
"Please text us."
"Watch for bears."
"Are you gonna make s'mores? I can get you marshmallows. S'mores are good."
WHICH OF COURSE MADE ME THINK OF FIRE.
"Are you going to make a fire?! Be careful if you make a fire."
"Text us, okay?"
"Please be careful."
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, okay, okay, okay," they said, and off they went.
The three of us stood in the driveway talking about Blue Kid's upcoming high school graduation. Only 10 days away. And in a few minutes, Blue Kid and his friends were back. As they rounded the corner, Joe said, "Must've forgot the bong."
This simple action Saturday is so simple, and not: love yourself. love your life.
Okay. Let's go.
I CAN DO ANYTHING GREAT! LIKE NOT IMAGINING BEARS! OR BEERS! OR GIRLS! LET'S THINK OF S'MORES! LIKE, I LOVE MY WHOLE FAMILY! NONE OF THEM WOULD EVER DO ANYTHING ROTTEN! AND NOTHING ROTTEN WOULD EVER HAPPEN TO THEM! ESPECIALLY WHILE CAMPING! NO BEARS! NO BEERS! NO GIRLS! LET'S THINK OF S'MORES! I CAN DO ANYTHING GREAT! LIKE LIVE IN DENIAL! I CAN DO THAT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE! I LOVE MY LIFE!