Preacherman and I are playing with Little Princess and keeping close eye on Rockstar and her new friends when Crazy Horse and BFF swim over. Crazy Horse always poses the real serious questions to Preacherman. I guess she figures he is best suited for those questions. So what do inquiring minds want to know while swimming at the YMCA?
Crazy Horse to Preacherman: "Dad, what is a thong?"
Preacherman and I were a bit shell-shocked at the question, and inquired to the context, as we look into the big eyes of these curious tweens.
I bet you are curious too.
Have you ever read the Water Park Rules that are posted on the wall at the YMCA? Well apparently tween girls who spend 1 1/2 hours at the far end of the pool laughing, splashing and chatting do read those rules. One of which states something of this nature: "Proper swimwear must be worn at all times. No cut-offs, shorts, thongs, etc."
Preacherman stepped up to the plate and did a stellar job of answering the questions of these inquisitive tweens. In an effort of completeness we threw in the bonus "sandal" answer too, which we are pretty sure no longer exists and obviously was not the context of the signage.
Our apologies to the parents of BFF. Please let us borrow your daughter again in the near future. Maybe next time we will go to the zoo for another educational experience.