Love & Marriage,  My Girls

Jail Bait

The hubby and I were reminiscing late the other night splitting a bottle of wine and looking through old pictures. He has a stash of them in an old cigar box, which is the quintessential bachelor’s organizational tool. I mean who needs an archival quality storage box when you’ve got a well-loved cigar box? It’s one of his last remnants of bachelorhood, and although it’s missing a top, I can’t bring myself to toss it and organize the pictures in an album. So yes the cigar box full of photos and the beer can collection have held on all these years.

Miss C was looking through the pictures yesterday morning and when they got to this picture, Miss A peered over her shoulder and asked, “Who’s that?”

As a side note, isn’t the hubby seriously cute in this photo? It was taken at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine in 1995, which was the year we got engaged. The camo cut off shorts are also a hold out from the bachelor days. Hey, he’s living in the house of estrogen people so I cut him some slack.

“Who do you think that is?” I replied.

“Daddy!” she quipped. “Where is he?”

“Well he’s in jail. [Crap. Mentally smacks self in the head and glances over at coffee pot as I haven’t had enough caffeine.] I mean he’s at an old fort.”

“He’s in JAIL?” the girls looked at me as if jail is the most exotic word ever.

“No, no, it’s part of an old soldier fort in Florida where Daddy used to live. It’s like a museum…it’s a historic place you visit when you go on vacation.”

Knowing Miss C she went straight into her classroom and told all her friends about the picture of Daddy in jail.

Awesome.

I'm Jamie, a 50-year-old Nashville working mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My husband and I have two daughters, three dogs, one cat and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

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