The first one that came to mind was when I was about 10 or so. We were up in Star Valley, Wyoming for a family reunion on my mom's side. If you've never been to Star Valley, put it on your bucket list because it is pretty much incredible, with all the lush green trees and the small little towns.
All three of use were slowly getting deeper, causing us to hold our shorts up a little higher. A couple of my guy cousins were swimming in the pond and trying to act cool. I saw my dad walk through the trees and ask us what we were doing.
"Just walking in the water," I said.
"Why don't you jump in and swim?" he asked. "Show them how you can swim."
"Really? Did Mom say it was okay?"
"Yeah, just jump in!"
So I fell forward with a big splash and came up gasping for air because the water was much colder than I had anticipated. I did a few strokes across the pond and after a few minutes had to get out because I was shivering.
My dad just laughed and walked me out of the grove of trees towards our tent. My mom and her sisters were sitting on camp chairs in a little circle and my mom looked at me with wide eyes and said, "What happened?"
"Dad said that you said I could jump in." My mom's eyes shot up to my dad and then she shook her head, knowing that he had just been teasing all along.
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