Thursday, April 8, 2010

Embarrassing Your Children In Yellowstone

O.K.  I wasn't going to do this, but my children have no one to blame but themselves.

We were having dinner.  I was being my usual sensitive, introverted self, and then it started.

The youngest one, Grizzly, said "So, Mother, are you going to hike when we're there?"

"Of course," I said slightly puzzled.

"You have to hike around the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone."

"Yikes," I thought.

And then he said, "Do you fall over when you walk?"

(That's a weeble.  They wobble but they always get up again.)

"Have you ever seen me fall over when I walk?" I said indignantly.

Then the other son (the tall, skinny, presidential one) said, "I suppose you'll be talking to all of my friends at Old Faithful."

There was an eye roll on his part.

Note to self...pack his naked baby pictures for those boring nights in the employee pub.

Then Grizzly said, "She'll be the social worker of Yellowstone."

They hate it when I talk to total strangers.  It does seem that
occasionally usually always I end up telling the waitress or sales clerk my whole life story.  And to be fair, they tell their stories right back at me.   

My sons aren't chatty.  You can imagine how many times I've embarrassed them.

It hasn't stopped me yet.


  Grizzly's girlfriend stayed out of this conversation.

  Smart girl.

Then wise Abe, changing the subject, told me that some
employees volunteer to show tourists around Old Faithful.

That sounds cool.

"Harumph," said Grizzly.  "Mom will probably just stay in her room and veg like she does at home."

Remember...I'm sitting at the same table with them.  Hello!

Abe says to Grizzly, "Hush!  I'm trying to find something to keep her busy so she doesn't embarrass us."  Or something to that effect.

The girlfriend is still smiling and still quiet.  She sat near the door for a reason.

"And I suppose this will all be in your blog tonight," the sons say.

And so...thank you sons.  I wasn't sure what I was going to write about until dinner.

Here's a preview of my wardrobe for Yellowstone.

The agony has just begun.


darlin said...

LOL stylin'. Aren't children, especially adult children, so much fun!

Smart girl and I love her photo! Hi Abe and Grizzly, pleased to meet you. And no I'm not a social worker YET! No psychoanalysis tonight, I'm working on borderline personality disorders at the moment... and how are you both feeling? lol

I love your posts Judy, again thanks for the homework break and chuckle!

Judy said... would love the nursing home I've been working at. Everyone is bi-polar, schizophrenic or both. You could write a thesis...both of you.

Adele said...

OMG. LOL. Do I need to say more. That was hysterical! Well done! I'm coming to Yell to meet you this summer. Yes I am. I will try to bring Velvet and Grace with me. They're busy, they have kids, but I'll still try.

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