Picture it: Bass Lake, a baby, a boat and mommy who drank waaaayyy too much water in an effort to stay hydrated. Too bad LadyP was the only one with diapers on board. Yup, I went UNfabulous on our first mini-vacation with baby and did like the fishes do. Tinkle, tinkle little star…. right into the water that is the famous backdrop for John Candy’s waterskiing disaster in the 80’s comedy The Great Outdoors. (For the record, my sister told me to do it: She says that everyone pees in the lake and that it’s not a big deal.)
The lesson here? It’s true what they say about having a baby: You will find yourself saying and doing things that the old you would’ve hesitated and hemmed and hawed about before. I’ve tried peeing in lakes before-baby and couldn’t do it. I’d buckle under the pressure of embarrassment, fixated that I was doing something ‘gross.’ Funny, but I’m finding that I’m getting less and less antsy about silly little things. So I peed in the lake… without hesitation, second-guessing or any embarrassment whatsoever. Big whoop. To be perfectly candid, I actually felt so liberated that I did it twice. (Hubby was even impressed that prissy little LA-girl-me turned all outdoorsy on him!) And yes, it felt fabulous.
Other news of the weekend involved LadyP driving the boat (and actually being suspiciously good at it). I think we found a perfect summer job for our little skipper:
DID YOU DO ANYTHING NEW THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND?