Sunday, January 13, 2008

Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

I took the girls to swim classes late this afternoon. Since they aren't the same age nor are they at the same skill level, they are in different classes. I couldn't schedule them at the same time, so Rae's class is 4:30 to 5:00, and Leah's is 5:00 to 5:30. Leah and I sit together on the pool deck and watch Rae's class, and then Rae comes out and wraps up in a towel and we watch Leah's class.

I had just finished reading Robert Munsch's Smelly Socks to Rachel, when a movement in the corner of my eye caught my attention. A man had come out of the changing room into the pool area and was walking away from me. Clad only in black swim trunks and (and this should have been the tip off) a red tank that said 'Instructor' on the back -- he was stunning. My breath was literally taken away for a moment. Blondish hair, wide shoulders, muscular arms, a nice back and legs. Yup, all in all, eye candy. Radiating lines of deliciousness (fans of Grey's Anatomy will get this allusion). I might have drooled. Just a little, you know, in a lady-like way.

Then he turned around. Turns out I know him slightly.

When I met him last summer at an impromptu backyard bonfire party, he was wandering around with a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tucked under his arm and eating a Mr. Freezie. We talked about the book for a bit and he told me how he was available....TO BABYSIT so he could earn gas money for when he borrows his dad's car. CRAP. He's the son of someone in my neighbourhood, and she's younger than I am. He's maybe seventeen.

I just want to take my brain out and scrub it now.


  1. (nodding hard)

    Yeah, I knew it was bad when I noticed some of the actors on the new superhero shows looked good....

    Aw, heck. You just come sit by me and we'll be dirty old ladies together.

  2. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Swimming lessons are harsh for that reason.

    Cougars of the world unite and take over. (I know I'm in a relationship... I reckon I'm allowed to look. Just look because otherwise I go to jail. And that's not good. At all.)

  3. Anonymous10:58 PM

    Dang, don't you hate it when that happens??? Looks great from behind and then is 17??????

  4. Anonymous10:58 PM

    That was me...the anonymous.

  5. I work with college students -- all guys. There have been some interesting moments....

  6. your last line is perfect...

  7. HAHAHA! Certainly there's no harm in just looking!?

  8. Anonymous7:55 AM

    Exactly what Briana said :-)

  9. LOL, that's just too funny. I agree with Briana and Alissa.

  10. The look on your face must have been priceless when he turned around! LOL..take your brain out and scrub it...too funny!!

  11. You naughty little wildcat. Been there, done that and then repented until the next hottie came along.

  12. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Hey, if we're suddenly not allowed to look anymore then I don't want to know about it!!

  13. Anonymous9:29 AM

    omg I am laughing SO HARD.
    There's is nothing wrong with looking. Ah, youth.

  14. LOL
    You should see some of WB's friends....cougars unite!!!!