Baby girl runs over to me after the bell rings. Kids descend upon the gates and parents come to meet them half way.
“We’re going somewhere.”
(She is so my child).
“Ha ha, no.”
“Look at what I’m wearing. Look closely.”
“Hmmm.” The sun is shining down on her as she looks up and I can see she has missed the small detail.
“Look at my neck.”
Her eyes move over. She jolts.
The halter neck strap from my bikini is poking around my top.
“King Swim? I mean the beach?”
“Yeah!” she yells, running over to the lollypop man to share with him the good news.
We were there in minutes. I changed her from school gear to swim wear in the car park, slip slop slapped, and off we went, to jump and play and be one with the Bay.
It was sublime. ♥