Lochlan put his hand around the back of my neck just as I stirred awake this morning, gave me a kiss that left me breathless and said he was calling in hooky to church this morning. Sam sat up and asked if he thought he might get caught and I laughed too because I think Lochlan forgot Sam was even there.
He was. We fell asleep last night whispering about all the things we love. New bars of soap. Campfires. Glitter. Canoe trips in quiet lakes. Finding unusual colors of sea glass. Marshmallows toasted just right. Friendly horses, friendlier owners. Very good lemonade. Long hard hugs. I fell asleep with the most beautiful thoughts in my head, and when I woke up, Lochlan was there with that kiss.
That glorious kiss.
Three of us called in hooky to church and set the tone for the whole point to be heathens along with us and not show up.
(It's actually okay. Sam's second minister was leading the service this week anyway.)
Dalton made crepes for us for breakfast.
What are crepes again?
Think really thin pancakes.
Like a thin-crust pizza versus regular?
But they're full of whipped cream and chocolate.
I'm back in.