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.

12 comments

  1. Rachel says:

    She is now ‘that girl’ 😉

    That picture is darling and I was trying to figure out just exactly what Miss A or Miss C did in order to be dubbed ‘jail bait’ by you 😉

    Now, I’m just giggling.

  2. kel says:

    haha, I just love how kids are willing to ‘share’ anything new. Works well when they come home from school, not so well when they take it back to school! 🙂
    ~K

  3. Lisa says:

    And then her teacher went to the teacher’s lounge & started saying to all the other teachers….”Did you ever think Miss C’s Dad was the type that went to jail? What do you think he was in for?.....”

    Funny, funny Jamie!

    Lisas last blog post..Full of words Wednesday!

  4. Janet says:

    Pretty sure I spewed a little of my precious Mt Dew at that final, defeated “Awesome.” Lol….I think you should wear a leather jacket and sport a faux tat to your next teacher’s meeting…

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