mom salute

Exhausted from happiness, I stood in front of a room full of friends last night while boys in blue shirts encouraged Joey to “Draw blood!” as he pinned me with the mom’s honor of his arrow of light scouting achievement.

scouts 1

scout 4

Way to go buddy!

His rockin’ awesome scout leader – who often slips randomly into the best scottish brogue accent – instructed him to then give the “mom salute.”

It’s a hug.  It’s just a hug.  This is what my son did:

scouts 2Would not!  Could not do it!


scouts 3Way less embarrassing than just hugging me – right?






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