My route to and from MiniMe's elementary school takes me right through the heart of Bike Week activities. There's just no way to avoid it. And so there's no way for MiniMe to avoid seeing some things that can be a little hard for this NativeMom to explain to a fifth grader. Although, she's seen it all for several years now and has gotten over the icky factor a little, and I've gotten over my uncomfortableness at explaining things like girls in g-strings on the back of motorcycles.
This week, MiniMe sees a couple of young ladies in bathing suits standing in front of one of the bars we pass in our travels. They are holding signs and inviting bikers in for a "bike wash."
"Mom, what are those girls doing?"
They are washing people's motorcycles. Kind of like a car wash to raise money.
"How do you get that job?"
(Hmmm, I never thought of that) Well, I guess you go to the bar and put in an application before Bike Week.
"Why would the girls want to wash people's motorcycles?"
Well, they make a lot of money since the bikers pay them and give them tips. Maybe you and your friend Thing 1 could work Bike Week in about 10 or 15 years to help you earn money for college (or the downpayment on your first house).
"We'd get a lot of money? How much?"
A few hundred dollars a day, maybe more.
"Really? But would we have to let bikers drink beer out of our belly buttons?"
Honey, you never have to let anyone drink anything out of your belly button, no matter how much money they offer you.
Blog Update: From the comments I realize a disclaimer is needed. MiniMe did not see the "drinking from the belly button" at one of Mommie's parties. Whew! She unfortunately saw this demonstration on Beach Street last bike week, which doesn't even have a bar!