May 18, 2013

Wash Your Hands Like the Indians

Happy Saturday! I'm taking it as easy as I can this weekend. I've been battling a wicked cough for days and have diagnosed myself with Bronchitis. All you can do is fluid and rest up. Boo. I'm getting SUPER stir crazy over here. But, I'm still blogging Every Day in May:

Day 18: Tell a story from your childhood

This story kind of lives in infamy with my dad and I. He throws it in my face every time I have a
"blonde" moment ... and that's alot.

As a kid my dad and I did the YMCA's Indian Princesses program. It was basically a father-daughter thing where we have weekly meetings, make Indian crafts and go on the occasional camping trip. I LOVED, LOVED it because all my best buds at the time were in it too and all the dads were pretty good friends.

One particular camping trip, the whole group had to walk down this long trail to get to our big camp-wide bonfire for the evening. Dragging a bunch of little girls this distance in the dark was no easy feat. We arrived to the camp and there was s'mores stuff ready there for us. Duh.

I got my hands SUPER marshmallowy and sticky. Like a total mess. One of the other dads in our group  suggested that I "wash my hands like the Indians". (mind you, this is the sweetest, most mild-mannered man, who you wouldn't expect pranks from...not like the smart aleck that my dad is) Apparently it entailed rubbing your messy (in my case EXTREMELY sticky), hands in the loose dirt on the ground. Yeah, it seems dumb. It was a complete joke. Stupid little me just went ahead and did it. As you can imagine, it created a MUCH larger mess. I was miserable and cried. My dad had to walk me all the way back down the trail to wash my hands at our campsite and then all the way back. He. was. pissed.

So, I was the butt of that joke for every subsequent Indian Princess trip and somewhat still today when I do something on the ditzy side. What the hell was I thinking rubbing my marshmallowy hands in the dirt? I deserve to be the butt of the joke.

Welp, there's that!

Have a fabulous weekend lovelies!

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