You can read the full story on my blog, but last winter, we took ourselves out for a family morning to the Hot Springs, where there are many natural pools of varying sizes and water temperatures. It's a quiet, babbling-brook kind of place, the mist rises in the valley below, people speak in whispered voices and the natural water provides its usual healing properties to the tired, stressed and weary. Children are welcome only between certain hours, and of course are encouraged to match the serenity of the environment, so to speak.
After bouncing from one hot spring to another, we finally settled on a little pool about the size of a large spa bath, just right for the girls and us. Two lovely forty-something ladies joined us, and were very chatty and receptive to the banter of our four year old who was of course able to prove there and then she can indeed talk underwater. After a certain time, the ladies decided to depart and perhaps enjoy the serenity on their own. The first lady hopped out and as the second turned and began climbing out the spring revealing a 'shapely' rear end in a bathing suit, Miss 4 loudly declared, "Phwoah!!! Look at that ladies' big fat bottom!!!".
Yes, she said it. Directly in front of the poor lady.
It makes my shudder even reading it back.......check out my blog for the full story and to get an understanding of my reaction!