After a nice dinner at home, my mother sat me down for an important talk in the living room. She looked me straight in the eyes as she took a deep breath. As always, her posture was upright and proper, with the graceful manners she always liked to display.
“My birthday is next month,” she said with mild nerves, as if this were some sort of big revelation. “I’m turning 45.”
I was a little confused. Her announcement wasn’t what I had expected.
“Yeah, I remember. Did you think I forgot or something?”
“It’s not that,” she replied. “It’s hard to explain, but I’m getting older.”
“You look great, mom. Really, you do.”
She smiled, “Thanks. But it’s not that either.”
“Then what is it?” I asked, confused by all this.
“I’m getting older and I want to explore life while I still have time. Things I’ve never explored before. I want new experiences.”
“Oh, well, that’s great, mom. Cool idea.”
“I’m glad you think so because I’ve already made reservations for us to stay at an expensive beach resort. The resort specializes in all sorts of different water sports like private boat rides and water skiing.”
I looked at her skeptically. “Don’t you get sea sick on the water?”
“How can sea sickness be cured?”
“I’ve been talking to my therapist about my desire to explore new things. He thinks it’s wonderful. When I told him about my sea sickness, he recommended that I see a hypnotist.”
“Hypnotists can cure sea sickness?”
“According to my therapist, it’s doable,” she replied. “So I made an appointment with the hypnotist and apparently I’m cured. He had me count backwards and all of that fun stuff. Then he worked his magic.”
She looked pleased as she was explaining this. To her, this was a sure thing and she looked like a woman ready to take on the world.
“That sounds a little weird. I mean, the hypnotist just cured you? How?”
“I told him about my problems,” she explained. “I told him that I get sea sick and that I wanted a happy and pleasurable feeling whenever I’m on a boat, instead of being sick. He told me that he understood. A few minutes later, I was cured.”
“Do you have proof that you’re cured?”
“Not yet,” she replied, brushing off my skepticism. “We’re going to find out next month on my birthday. I’ve already made the reservations for the resort. I’ll email you the website. You’ll love it. It’s a new place with a very new concept. There’s tons of private boat rides.”
“Nice! I hope it’s not that expensive though.”
She suddenly looked shy. “Unfortunately you’re going to have to take some time away from college until I can earn the money back.”
“Huh? Wait? What?”
She giggled. “I’m only joking. The reservations were expensive but I have a lot of money saved up. It’s for my birthday. I want us to do something special.”
The resort was unlike anything I had ever seen before. All of the facilities were new. It was like staying at a five-star hotel. On top of that, the resort was located next to the beach. There were all sorts of boat rides, big and small, that were designed to give a thrill of a lifetime.
The next morning my mother woke up early and put on her new swimsuit, which was covered by a large white tshirt and a thin beach skirt. Her body looked nice. She was slightly voluptuous in her womanly areas, especially around the hips. She definitely looked her age which I thought was really sexy because I’ve always been attracted to older women.
She spent a while in front of the mirror. I had the feeling she was self-conscious because it had been a long time since she wore a revealing outfit in public.