Mom always told us when we were teenagers not to go on the roof to sunbathe. We never listened, because of course what teenage girl listens to their mother? The cute boys lived across the street and it was the perfect opportunity to get noticed and to be able to see them even if they didn’t notice us.
Needless to say mom was right, because we ended up needing a roof replacement in Brooklyn NY that summer. There was usually only three of us on that roof, but it was a rare occasion that all five of me and my friends were able to be together for a day at my house. Normally one or two of them had to be off with their parents or in sports or something. Apparently five people on a roof is too much weight, because it collapsed under us that day.
We weren’t fat girls, at least not when we were teenagers. That happened later on in life after having children and getting comfortable in our marriages. Continue reading