I was riding around with my two youngest boys a while back when they said …
“Dad, can we get a hot tub … we never get to hot tub?”
My response was, “Boys, we don’t need a hot tub … we’ve got something better … we’ve got friends with hot tubs. Wanna go right now? The ‘Smiths’ are out of town until tomorrow and they’ve said we’re welcome to come anytime.”
“Dad,” they said, “That’s an awesome idea, let’s go get our suits,”
Thinking it’d be fun to teach my boys a bit about my childhood … I responded with confidence, “Boys, when I was a kid and we found a swimming hole, we’d just strip down and go. We don’t need a swimming suit … besides its almost dark and I’m not going all away across town for suits when we are 2 blocks away.”
A little apprehensive, they said, “You sure, Dad?”
“Sure,” I said, “No worries.”
A few minutes later we were enjoying a nice relaxing tub when … you guessed it … out the back door walks “Ms Smith.” Yip, they decided to come home a day early from their vacation.
I just hope my boys learned a valuable lesson that day … don’t listen to Dad when it comes to things like skinny dipping.