Tonight I officially became my parents.
Yes, I’ve seen bits and pieces of them come out before but tonight was the turning point.
I have become my parents.
They went to countless swim practices, swim meets, and bought us endless amounts of swim caps, swim shampoo, and suits.
And tonight, I was reminded that they bought tons of goggles.
Driving home from swim practice with Andrew I said, “I noticed you kept pushing on your goggles right before you would dive in”
“Yeah, those goggles get loose when I dive in.”
“You should wear your new pair.”
“Well, I can’t find those.”
“The blue pair?”
“You only wore those one time.”
“Maybe I left them at the pool last time.”
“Those goggles cost SEVENTEEN DOLLARS.”
——- silence from the back seat ———-
“You wore those one time and already lost them. They cost SEVENTEEN DOLLARS.”
Note: My husband and I have been swimmers our whole lives. Our goggles cost $5.00 a pair. Seems to me that our eyes adjusted just fine to the five dollar goggles. Guess who else is going to be forced to wear the five dollar goggles no matter how they feel on his eyes.
Once home I went into another room and let my husband oversee the tooth brushing.
A few minutes later my husband walks into the room I’m in and announces, “I’m going to the pool.”
“To go look in the locker room.”
“He lost those goggles days ago. They’re not going to be there.”
“He left his swim suit at the pool.”
—– silence from me ——
And now my parents are laughing.