Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BUSTED

Kitty recently posted on her blog Sweet Surrender asking if anyone had ever been caught by their kids and to share the story. I commented that I had not, but did it count if I had been caught by the police. She reminded me that I had mentioned that before and she was interested in the back story.  Kitty, here's your back story, I hope you find it interesting. Or at least good for a laugh.

I am a city girl, as a young child I lived in a city of 605,000 people. The city I live in now is not that large, only 105,000. Despite the fact that I am a city girl I love to be outside. I also have always loved to play outside. I have played in many different places, a tractor in the middle of a cornfield, a cemetary, multiple beaches and forests, a natural rock shelter on the side of a mountain. I love nature.

We often play by our pool, it is surrounded by a privacy fence and while noise can be heard, nothing can be seen. The gate to the pool has a lock on both the inside and the outside which prevents intruders. If the fence is rockin, don't come knockin.

Musicman is a country boy. He was raised here in the city where we live, but he grew up hunting and fishing with his Dad and uncles and cousins. We live in what is referred to as the "inner city", but you can drive in any direction for 30 minutes and be in beautiful countryside. We have alot of state parks and state gamelands all around us. Musicman is familiar with all of them.

We have explored many areas over the years and have some favorite places we like to play. One of them I have written about before in my post Fireflies. That particular place is about 45 minutes south of us. Peek firefly season is spring through mid summer, they are gone by July usually.

We live on the shores of one of the Great Lakes and have lovely beaches just 10 minutes from home. Those are not good places to play, too many people during the day and they are closed after dark. However, if we go west about 45 minutes, along the shore line are some state gamelands with a very nice beach. Not many people use that beach during the day and it is open all night. It is perfect for some playtime.

We had packed the necessities and spent the evening on the beach. We walked, we waded in the lake, I collected seashells and drift wood. We settled down on our banket and watched the sunset. When the setting sun catches the Catamaran sails down the lake the colors sparkle on the water like jewels.

After the sun fully set we had the beach all to ourselves. Usually when we are going to be playing outside somewhere I will wear a long, full skirt and camisole. Easy access while still maintaining some semblance of modesty. The skirt can cover a lot in a hurry if you get discovered. This particular time I did not have on a skirt. I had on a stretchy one piece shorts thingy.  I don't remember why I had that on, but it was dark, we were alone and it was soon laying discarded on the corner of the blanket we were playing on. I may have some issues, but getting naked outside isn't one of them.

We saw headlights coming down the road, they pulled into the parking lot. We probably looked like the Keystone Kops as we hurriedly disentangled and scrambled for our clothes.  We just managed to get our clothes on and up on to our feet when we were hit right in the eyes by the beam of a flashlight. It was the cops, we were busted. They were very nice about everything, but it was obvious they knew what had been going on. I think they were both surprised and relieved that they hadn't discovered teenagers messing around. They told us to be careful and don't leave any garbage when we left. We packed up and left shortly after them.

We still sometimes play in those gamelands, but not on the beach. We found a more secluded spot.

28 comments:

  1. I love being outside too!

    We've only played outside twice, though, not counting random kisses in the pouring rain - once in our pool and once on a bed of pine straw in the back of my F-350. We slept out there until the dew made it too uncomfortable.

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    1. We have fallen asleep in our pool area more then once only to be woken up by the dew settling.

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  2. That's a great story, Faerie! Thanks for sharing it!

    aisha

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  3. Hmmm I suggested outside play to Daddy.....maybe I'll rethink that.

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    1. You should go for it. I have been playing outside for 35 years and have only been caught the one time. It's all about the location. And, if I had had a long skirt and cami on as usual I would not have been so vulnerable. It would have been a simple matter of standing up and re-adjusting the cami and all is covered.

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    2. It's one of those things that makes me tingle, lol. Hmmm....I think I need to go skirt shopping.

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    3. If it makes you tingle you should go for it. Obviously I highly recommend it.

      Skirts are a basic wardrobe staple for me. I actually prefer them to pants.

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  4. Oh my goodness! Sounds like you pulled it together JUST in time.

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    1. Yep, not even a second to spare, lol. I learned to stick with the long skirts and cami's, easy acces yet full coverage at a moments notice.

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  5. SM and I love to play outside. We have done it in a lake, in a pool, in the forest, in out back yard, in her parents back yarn, in my parents barn, in the car, in a hammock..well, you get the idea. However, we have not done it on a beach. SM is concerned about sand in her naughty bits :)

    TTFN
    Mr. No Name

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    1. Sand in the naughty bits can be a problem. I always take a stadium blanket. It has a heavy waterproof canvas on one side and a cushy blanket material on the other. It has built in handles and folds up to smaller then the average size purse so is quite discreet. And of course there are positions that keep the sand away from the bits.

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  6. LOL faerie! Humm, summer is coming. I wonder what my Mischief Manager might have up his sleeve??

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    1. I could suggest a few things if you like, lol. Though I highly doubt he needs any suggestions from me :)

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  7. LOL..thanks for sharing. We have occaional outside play time, been lucky so far! abby

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    1. I've only been caught once in 35 years, that's not too bad.

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  8. No wonder you wanted to know where that cove was that I mentioned in my last story. Hope your new place is just as sweet. Bet you can't wait til summer. Our first outside experience was on 7 mile drive near Carmel CA. Lots since then but only in places that has no bugs or creepy crawly things -learned the hard way.

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    1. Yes, that was exactly why I wanted to know where I could find that cove, always looking for new places to play. I don't care for the creepy crawly things either, we look carefully before starting.

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you were able to cover up before they really saw anything. Makes for some excitement, I'd imagine. ;)

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    1. Excitement, yeah, let's go with that, lol. They may have seen something, but hey, why not support the men in blue?

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  10. faerie,

    Wow, you and Musicman have way more experience playing outdoors than Daddy and I, lol! Thank you so much for sharing. Were you blushing when the police officer found you? I think I would be, but everyone is different, so maybe you took it all in stride.

    Love,
    Kitty

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    1. I was embarrassed for about 5 minutes, then I found it hilarious. I mean really, mid thirties and married and I'm getting busted by the cops, lol.

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  11. I have never been outside with "H" but I have been caught in a car by headlights.. It literally drops my heart like a lead weight - getting caught like that!
    Good story!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Emi. We usually scout thoroughly before playing some place new and had played there before with no problems.

      For me, the most nerve wracking thing I think I have ever done was give a BJ while Musicman was driving. I don't like moving vehicles and I was sure he would crash the car, lol. He has awesome driving skills and didn't even swerve.

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  12. The outdoors is my husband's biggest turn on. He loves being one with nature. We have not been caught before. But (and we will keep this a little secret) I was skiing one time with an old boyfriend and we kind of hid in some trees. Ski pants are not easy to get on and off. We were spotted by some kids, not sure how much they saw since we were pretty well hidden in the trees. But they started throwing snowballs at us. I was horrified. Now it is funny. My husband hates the snow so that will not ever happen again. Lol
    Cute story, thanks for sharing

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    1. I'll keep your secret, lol. I do NOT like snow, and we get a lot of it. That is why our outside play is limited to just a few months of the year. Thanks for sharing your story :)

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