We are fortunate to live by the beach and my Little Man has been taking surf lessons since he was three. He loves the water and fortunately for me he loves surf camp. (What Mom wouldn’t like spending a relaxing day at the beach WITHOUT having to worry about their kids? Anyway, I digress).
I was dropping Little Man off at camp one morning and the head counselor came up to me in sort of a hushed tone. “Little Man got himself a nick name this summer” the counselor said. I smiled and took it as a sign of him fitting in and making friends. I dropped of the surfboard off and proceeded to find my beach chair and book. Surf camp is great book reading and tanning time for the Mommy!
A few hours later after camp was letting out I see my Little Man and his Junior Counselor running down the beach. I then hear a 15 year old girl running after them yelling “Hey Sexy, wait up!” I thought it was a bit weird to hear a 15 year old call a 13 year old sexy, but whatever, I was enjoying my book and free time.
The next weekend I’m at the beach and one of the regular surf guys comes up to me and asks me something like “Hey, where’s sexy?” I am completely confused and sort of take it as a compliment. I smile and nod and just pretend that I don’t quite understand (You know, like when you missed the joke, but are afraid to say it.)
The following day I have Little Man with me and the same surf guy comes up to us. He high fives Little Man and says “Hey Sexy, what’s up?”
WAIT A MINUTE!?!
Is my Little Man the “Sexy” that they keep talking about at the beach?
He is 8! This is crazy.
I quickly ask how Little Man got this nick name. Apparently, Little Man is extremely confident in his surfing skills. During camp he would get up on a wave and say, “Look at me, I’m so sexy!” Oh Lord help me!
I kind of laugh it off, take Little Man aside and tell him 8 year olds are Not Sexy and that it is not a good thing to say. He agrees and we let it go. Plus, baseball season was starting and there was no way the boys on the baseball field were going to be ok playing with a player nicknamed “sexy”.Life has been quiet for me and Little Man, but every few weekends we run into a few of the surf guys at the beach and they are still looking for “Sexy” to come out and surf with them.