Five Short of a Six Pack

The other morning littleb stopped me on the stairs.  “Mom, what’s this on my stomach? “, he asked, pulling up his shirt.

“What’s what?” I asked?

“That”, he said, pointing at an indentation near his rib cage.

“Oh. That’s an ab”, I said.

“I THOUGHT so!”, he beamed.  Then he ran upstairs to show his Dad his new ab.

Cut to later that morning, littleb, Mac and I met a friend and her two little girls for a hike at Breakheart Pond in Exeter.  Kara and I have been friends and former colleagues for years, but the kids had never met.  Introductions were made and we started walking.  Kara was in the back with littleb and she was asking him about himself-how old he was, what he likes to do, etc., and he told her he was nine, plays all sports, but likes basketball the best, and he has an ab.

The kid lights up my world. I’m going to have to come up with a new moniker for him, though, because “littleb” doesn’t seem right for a boy with an ab.

Here are some pics from the hike.



A good rock-throwing stream


Snack time


More rock throwing opportunities


On the road again. Mac likes to dress herself. She has her shorts on backwards.


Have a good week, Everyone!

Chicken out


  18 comments for “Five Short of a Six Pack

  1. August 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    How sweet. Your title is even better.


  2. jenny_o
    August 14, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Littleb is awesome and those girls are so cute! Having an ab is a huge deal. I haven’t seen mine in decades.


  3. Doug in Oakland
    August 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I’m guessing “Lil’ Abner” probably wouldn’t fly?


    • August 15, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Ha. That’s good!


    • October 13, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Damn. Here it is mid-October, and I just read the post again and immediately thought Lil Abner….should have known you had already gone there:-).


  4. August 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Looks like time well spent! Perhaps “Little ab?” 😉 G-uno


    • August 15, 2016 at 11:46 am


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    • October 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Sorry for the late response, G-uno-but I was just thinking, Lil Ab-her, and then I saw your “Little Ab” and then, did you also write “Ab-uno”? Because I thought I saw that but my comment section is all messed up on i-pad/wordpress, plus, you know, I’m old and technology deflates me a little, but I thought I saw that. If I didn’t, I intuited it. I do have good intuition.

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      • October 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        Intuition is spot on! No apologies ever needed here. 🙂 We do what we can when we can. Plus it’s always so great to hear from you. G-uno


  5. August 15, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I’d like to have at least one ab too. 🙂


  6. August 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Adorable! Or Ab-dorable!


  7. August 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Aw. I love to see kids getting to know each other like that.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks SAW. Rosie looks a little skeptical and Mac is doing her thing out loud. They are so sweet and funny. It’s a great age. And 9 is also fun. Actually, all the ages are fun, now that I think back, but I have to admit, 2-4 is my favorite. You never know what’s about to happen. I think the 90s might be the same.


  8. October 6, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    LOL! How about calling him One Pack? (instead of 6 pack?) I didn’t remember you had a child the same age as me. My Hannah is 9 going on 40 the poor dear.


    • October 13, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Yup. That sounds about right. One of us needs to do a post about Rainbow Children-a phrase I’ve been hearing from my newer age friends.


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