The more things change…..

11 Jun

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We are on our way to spend time with the extended family for the next few days.  Mr. TiFW’s family has a reunion/campout at Chalk Bluff Park  (just north of Uvalde, Texas) every year. 

There’s lots of fun stuff to do there; we’ve been going there so long that “traditions” have evolved.  I never thought that something that I started a few years ago would make the cut…..

DD#2 (along with every other young kid in our group) was forever wanting to go swim in the river RIGHT after breakfast – which, of course, meant BEFORE any of the grown-ups had a chance to take a bite.

So one year, in order to be able to get some food in my belly, I told her, “The river doesn’t open until 10:00.”

Much to my surprise, that strategy worked like a charm for YEARS, until the year that she got old enough to walk by herself to the office and ask them why the river didn’t open earlier. The folks in the office looked at her like she had grown two heads; she came back into camp spitting mad.  Mom was BUSTED…..

We decided if she was old enough to figure out to ask that question, she was old enough to go down to the river without adult supervision.

“The river is closed” allowed many of Mr. TiFW’s cousins to eat breakfast in peace for many years.  All of the kids who “grew up” on that rule are now out of high school (DD#2 is about to turn 20); some of them even have kids of their own. We haven’t used that rule in such a long time that I thought it had gone by the wayside.

But apparently, some things actually stick with kids;  last year, I overheard one of those “kids” telling HER kids, “The river doesn’t open until 10:00.”

I guess she wanted to eat breakfast…..

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Cross-posted at Koch’s Tour

40 Responses to “The more things change…..”

  1. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX June 11, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Aggie, if you are interested, there are probably lots of cabins available (we may even have room in ours, since DD#1 & #3 punked out on us – it sleeps 12), so if you and your kiddos want to spend a couple of days out there, feel free to join us! We’ll get there on Sunday and head out on Tuesday (and yes, I’m serious – we’re really laid back).

    There’s lots of fun stuff to do there – your kids would LOVE it….

  2. Herr Morgenholz June 11, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    Is the kid in back getting ready to de-pants the one in the middle?

  3. Just another Dick June 11, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I wanna hang out with T’s kids over the weekend!
    Jello shots for everybody!

    But instead, I’m off to work.

  4. Just another Dick June 11, 2011 at 8:41 am #

  5. Car in June 11, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    wakey wakey. River opens in a hour, so everyone best get moving.

  6. roamingfirehydrant June 11, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Good morning. Mr. RFH made breakfast of scrambled eggs, venison sausage, and a toasted English muffin. Yum.

  7. MCPO Airdale June 11, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    YAY! I woke up on the “right side” of the dirt!

  8. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere June 11, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Cold Pan Pizza, and then I have to get the equipment ready.

    FIL is here in 30 minutes and it is a BIG field I have to take down today.

  9. roamingfirehydrant June 11, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    MCPO, always a good thing.

  10. roamingfirehydrant June 11, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY2Yct8LjOo

  11. roamingfirehydrant June 11, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Older song, with babes in bathing suits.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnMuwzm7kw4

  12. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Teresa, I will see what my schedule is for the week! If all else fails, I would love to take the kids another time.

    Where does Dick find such epic videos??

  13. lclintsp June 11, 2011 at 11:51 am #

  14. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    CB, that video made me happy 🙂

  15. lclintsp June 11, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    It makes me happy to make aggie happy.

  16. lclintsp June 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Who are you guys/ladies picking to win today’s Belmont Stakes?

  17. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Who are you guys/ladies picking to win today’s Belmont Stakes?

    I predict a horse will win, CB 😉

  18. roamingfirehydrant June 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    CB, Stay Thirsty in the Belmont for me.

  19. Jay in Ames June 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    CB is going to the Belmont? Cool! Do they have Mint Juleps there, or is that just the Derby? That sounds good right now.

  20. Just another Dick June 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

    The local Kwik Kar oil lube owner said on the radio this morning that it’s safe for your daughter to bring her car into their Kwik Kar Center cause they don’t hire predatory scumbags like Anthony Wiener.

    I about crashed my truck I was laughing so hard.

  21. clintbird June 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    DO NOT attempt a hard fast landing on the br throne having just come inside from hot sweaty lawn chores unless said throne has handrails. Consider yourself warned. Just sayin …

  22. clintbird June 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Nope, Jay, not going, just watching on the tube.

  23. MCPO AIrdale June 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Slip sliding away. . .

  24. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    it’s safe for your daughter to bring her car into their Kwik Kar Center cause they don’t hire predatory scumbags like Anthony Wiener.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA!!!!

    I pray that ad makes it to youtube!

  25. Jewstin June 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    If you guessed chili cheese dog, you would’ve been correct.

    Rats. I was going to guess ‘cleaning the gutters.’

  26. GuyS June 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Picked up the boy from work … check
    Boy gets letter from local junior college, pell grant (and other funding) approved … check
    Went to work, found out shift was covered by another employee, came back home…. check
    Off to see m-i-l in ICU…check

    Hope you all have a good evening, be back tomorrow!

  27. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    All other answers suck.

    I was going to say boobs, but for the first time in history, that would have been wrong.

  28. Herr Morgenholz June 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I was going to say boobs, but for the first time in history, that would have been wrong.

    No, it’s still right. “Boobs” is always right. Always.

  29. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    HM, I guess for men that answer is always correct.

  30. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Best email ever:

    Also- the offer of my husband while yours is gone- for changing air filters, reaching high shelves, changing batteries in smoke detectors…. Is still on the table!

    I was laughing so hard I woke the dog 😀

  31. clintbird June 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I don’t always think about wimmens’ boobs. Sometimes I think about wimmens’ nipples too.

  32. clintbird June 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    “I’m a huge fan of The Promised Land™ myself.”

    There’s that too.

  33. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Dick, it wasn’t just the offer of a husband while mine was gone that was funny, but the whole “helpless female” thing implied by her email, too 😀

    looked at my palm and there’s a scorpion that’s latched it’s stinger into the palm of my hand.

    And not even scorpion’s poison can bring Dick down!!

  34. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    *throws water balloons*

  35. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Dick, you heart just grows when you go see it. I’ve gone a couple of times with the special needs kids in our elementary school. It is a wonderful place.

  36. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    the stinger got hung up in a callous and the poison (a tiny drop, maybe) was being forced back out.

    ZOMG!!! You have armored skin? So, you are a superhero! 😉

    *hoses down Aggie’s t-shirt with extra cold water*

    Make sure this happens outside. My grass is dying.

  37. LC Aggie Sith June 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    No 😛

  38. Jay in Ames June 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Movie review for XMen: First Class.

    KICK ASS!

    It’s the best of the series so far, especially if you’ve seen the others. There’s so many tie ins to the other movies and the comic book series. The writing was great. You don’t have to see the others for this one to make sense, though, it just makes spotting the tie ins much more fun. And the mystery guest scene will make you laugh out loud.
    Highly recommended!

  39. clintbird June 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    New poat.

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