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Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm guessing Butch and Sundance looked like this once.

Along with a picnic lunch and Trot bellowing about Mickey Mouse and a dump truck, I picked Rakes up from playschool for an afternoon at the park today.

We ate half our lunch at the picnic table and the other half in the Dodge rental truck I'm still driving around. (I realize a deer can wreak some havoc, but over a weeks worth? I smell a scam.)

After eating, we hit the playground for the next 2 1/2 hours. Thankfully only a few other families were around. One consisted of a kid I estimate at around 3, his brother who couldn't have been over 16 months, and a Mom and Dad I'm pretty sure I saw on "Wife Swap" about 5 weeks ago. Needless to say, the boys ran them off pretty quick.

I can't confirm this was the reason, but Rakes asking them if they wanted to play Star Wars while Trot bellowed like some 2 ft Chewbacca MAY have been one of the causes they left the park in a vapor trail.

The next victim was some poor little girl in a pink jacket who kept telling Rakes she could climb the rock wall WITHOUT him telling her exactly where to place her foot.

I gotta tell you I was torn between being embarrassed my kids were so obnoxious and overwhelming pride they could aggravate someone so quickly they would actually leave the park.

At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter.

I had a great day with my boys, they had fun, and I wore them both out enough to have the whole house quiet by 8:45 pm.

All in all?

I'd consider the day a success.

7 comments:

Marc said...

LOL too funny!!

You might want to by "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. Here is the addy....
http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0749307846

Might want to stock up!!!! lolololo

Marc said...

by the way...... what a great picture of the two young ones!!!!

Butch and Sundance never looked more handsome!

Ted D said...

Marc, my Pop actually has that book! And thanks for the compliment; they take after their Mom.

Stacy said...

I know two brothers who sound a whole lot like Trot and Rakes when they were young. And they're still at it. :)

Ted D said...

Me and Matt?

Nah.

::puts on innocent face::

Sarah said...

haha. Your kids are adorable. Go ahead and gloat some more :)

Just out of curiosity, are you going to show them these blogs and pictures when they get older? haha if my parents had done something like this with me I would probably laugh, cry, and turn bright red from all of this attention! :P

Ted D said...

Sarah, I do plan on showing them all this. Rakes will be in hog heaven with all the attention and Trot most likely won't care. But we'll see. ;)