Before I get to this post, I need to air my mommy brain from yesterday. It was one of those killer mom days. The ones that make you question every choice you are making because every member of the family rubs each other the wrong way. At the end of the day, you fall into bed (hitting your head on the bedpost a'course) and vow to research vasectomies tomorrow. And then, you decide to write a post for the next day and pull up 100 photos of your family on a sailing trip. (You might remember the huge tantrum that happened on the boat, but 98% of it is cute smiles and happy faces.) And this gives you just enough energy to give it a go the next day.
It's all over the place! Stripes and boats and anchors and waves.. the world has gone overboard (har har) with nautical mayhem. I usually avoid major trends, not out of rebellion, but just.. I don't know. When everyone wears purple, I don't want to you know? Yes, you too?
BUT.. when your friend has a sailboat, you jump on that nautical bandwagon and hit the water!
My little boy is turning into a boy. Not little anymore, just boy. He scales walls like spiderman and rides his bike like he's on the X-Games. I'm honestly a bit scared about what may be coming. He's only 6. The other day he turned to me and said.. (and I quote) "mom- Bear Grylls is the man."
Dad / Tammy.. if you're reading here, stop.
I am a lake traitor. All of my Montana lake experiences have been centered around Flathead Lake in Polson, MT where my dad and step-momster lived for a long time. When people would say "hey, we're going to the lake.." it was always Flathead that I thought of first. And then people would say they were going to Seeley Lake.. And I would rest well in loving MY lake.
But this sailing/camping trip has changed all and I feel guilty. Seely Lake is boss. It is way warmer, has way less swimmers itch (if you don't know what that is, count yourself lucky) and the water is a gorgeous green that I expect from a mountain lake. Flathead is a cool gray color, which somehow makes the water seem even more cold. But that Seely Lake green? It begs you to jump in and swim for a while, so we did.