Momma was hugging up Bear Bait yesterday afternoon while he was vegging out on the couch, recuperating from the hike and catching up on his cartoon time. He isn’t a very physically affectionate type, but he endures it manfully from folks he loves. Bogie was in my office with me, digging through the gear as I stowed it away. I overheard Momma tell her big boy, “I really missed you while you were out on your hike.” Without missing a beat, Bear Bait answers, “Well, why don’t you come with us next time?”
I warned her that it would be the boys, not me that would make a trail babe out of their city-girl momma.