Tuesday, March 10, 2009

naked ape



I love the sweet, carefree, uninhibited attitude of my boy. Imagine heading out half-naked to the backyard in the light of day to go 'hammer' the snow with a croquet mallet while wearing your pajama shirt and your sister's pink cowgirl boots; all the while not giving a rat's ass what anyone cares or thinks about these actions.

If I could do this, smiles would come more easily....

If I'm honest, I'll admit to being caught outside naked carrying a load of firewood into the house after swearing that I turned off the motion-censor light a few nights ago. In my defence, I hadn't been planning to go outside when I ran downstairs to throw a log on the fire before my shower only to find that the wood box was empty. It's a quick trip outside, right? No one will see me, right? It's just so odd that the light that I am sure I REMEMBER turning off only 'noticed' my movements when I was headed BACK from the wood pile with my arms full thus making it impossible to cover my shockingly white, saggy body from anyone who happened to notice the light suddenly illuminate the backyard.....Okay, those smiles, laughter in fact, came pretty easily.

11 comments:

chelle said...

awwww look at that cutie! The freedom of being young!

won said...

Ouch! Didn't the wood against your skin hurt?!

Joy said...

That's hilarious! Oh for such lack of inhibitions...

Stacia said...

LOL that is a priceless photo =)

Anonymous said...

Oh Jackie, I love everything about this post. The pink cowgirl boots, you naked in the glare of the motion detector. Priceless. Thanks for the laughs.

Nancy

Hallie said...

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face first thing in the morning! :)

Desha said...

So cute! This made me smile=)

Anna said...

Love the photo. Love the story. Love your blog! Keep writing! Please!

Amber said...

LOL Oh i love that pic, freedom baby..xx

Jenn said...

kids are awesome!

Roads said...

That sounds hilarious. And I guess it might have been, if you hadn't locked your keys inside as well, right?