Monday, April 04, 2011

True Story Tuesday - Timing is Everything


It never fails.

If I start to wonder what on earth I’m going to post for True Story Tuesday this week… it’s like inviting the universe to play Candid Camera with me.

And it cracks me up that an entire series of minor details can combine perfectly to create the ultimate embarrassing moment.




There’s a cute little fair that arrives every year during spring break.  It is insanely overpriced and you have to catch the rides in between rain showers.

(cue photo of happy kiddo badly in need of a haircut)

carnival copy


We were having a blast.


Two of us were having a blast.

Mr. Daddy was just along for the “you can’t make me go on any” ride.

But he forgot one thing about me:



And after he adamantly refused for the 243rd time…


They pushed off, and then things went suddenly wrong.

Somehow Itty Bit’s burlap sack stayed behind, while his little butt took to the road.

Mr. Daddy lost his grip on the poor kid, who slid sideways, then finally righted himself.


Mr. Daddy tried valiantly to slow himself, but poor Itty Bit had come nearly to a stop on the slide.  His little tush was warming up without a cushion, and he paddled to try to finish his ride down.







Ohmygosh I love that kid.

And this has very little to do with the story except that his was rubbing his poor little warm tush for several minutes afterward.

Which was then promptly dunked into a seat full of rainwater on the bumper cars.

He protested mightily and I nearly hauled him off the ride when he refused to sit.



After making sure to aim for the people who cut in front of us in line (poetic justic, no?) I realized that Itty Bit had been doing a bit of trash talking facing.  Seriously kid?



We got off the ride and wound up with this.  Thank you very much Mr. Daddy for ensuring that this was captured for posterity.  Nothing if not helpful.



I know, I know… where’s the REAL embarrassing part, right?

Oh trust me, this was all just setting the scene.


The rains hit and we headed home to dry out.

I busied myself with some laundry and my father-in-law stopped by for a bit.

Remember them?  The original  Leave It to Beaver family?


The closest he has ever come to cussing was to say MOPHER when he started to say mole and gopher at the same time  And she irons her jeans (and I suspect her kitchen towels).  They are the classic good couple and I love ‘em to pieces.

And on this particular day?  Being able to hear would have come in handy.


See, I was completely unaware that Dear Father-In-Law was standing in my kitchen.

Completely unaware as I did the laundry, passing back and forth at the doorway.



With my pants in the dryer.


(he hasn’t stopped by since)




We can’t be the only one with these kind of crazy moments?  Link up your amazing, hilarious, miraculous, outrageous, and true story below and well be around for some comment love!


Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Rachel. He was probably completely traumatized. =)

TIFFANY said...

I have to stop reading these things early in the morning. I'm going to wake the kids up one of these days! My in-laws are known to drop by without warning too. I've had to start keeping my door locked during the day so that something like this doesn't happen! :)

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

the tears are rolling down my face... too funny!

stephanie said...

Oh my gosh! That is way too funny!!!

And I completely agree with your poetic justice- looks like a fun day!

Kmama said...

LOL!!! Only you, Rachel. Only you.

Foursons said...

Yup, I agree w/Kristi- only you do these things happen to. So what kind of undies were you wearing? You know that totally makes a difference as to whether he ever shows face at your house again.

Foursons said...

I'm going to try to link up today but I'm not sure when. I'm working all week and last night I was so tired I was in bed and asleep before 10pm. Hopefully I'll feel inspired before bed tonight. And oh my gosh I have a GREAT story but can't write about it because it has to do w/work. Darn it all.

Joanne said...

OMG, that is too funny. Yes, there are certain moments when hearing is convenient. LOL

Brandi said...

Can't..... breathe.... oh.... holy.... crap....

I have tears, Rach.

That is Mopher funny!

Kelly said...


Sorry...that's just too funny!

robin said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! I'm rolling at that post (and the responses as well!) LOL!

Heather said...


You would think someone would warn you!!

Diane said...

LMAO! I hope you weren't wearing your thong!

Tamar SB said...

This is so great! Love the slide pics and of your husband is too funny to have captured the last one!

Looks like a great time!


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious! My FIL got a great view of one of my girls when I was feeding Kat once.

And can I just say that I LOVE Itty Bit's fabulous little Bieber cut? He's a cutie!

Amy said...

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Your life is just so enjoyable to read. Did he enjoy the show??? LOL

Floortime Lite Mama said...

OMG you are the BEST EVER
this was a crazy funny post

Shana Putnam said...

Oh my goodness. So funny. Don't feel bad though, my FIL saw more than my underwear one time and more than Chris' at the same time. I will leave it at that. Bad...bad...bad

Brandi said...

You get a two-fer today b/c I SO forgot to tell you ITTY LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU, Rachel!!! Ohmygoodness! That first pic? WOW! And, this is the first time I've seen the little guy with the glasses! Oh, y'all... could he get any cuter???!!! I don't think it's possible.

Susan said...

Funny, funny, funny! And by the way, Itty Bit looks SO grown up with his glasses! Love them!

Sandra said...

The sliding pictures are hilarious! Love how you got a second-by-second shot of the entire experience. And hubby looked like he was having a great time!

Angie Vik said...

I look forward to your True Story Tuesdays and as usual you did not disappoint. I got a good chuckle out of your predicament. You definitely need some sort of in-law early warning device.

Anonymous said...

My in-laws read my blog religiously. Which is why I often don't say stuff. I have grown to love em.

I love the fact that your son and hubby went on that ride. Those are great pictures.

Emmy said...

LOL! Oh my goodness! I was wondering where this was going. Oh I would die of embarrassment.

Mama4Real said...


Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

LMAO!!! Seriously, that is hilarious!!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Really? That is ALL i need to do to keep the FIL away? Dude!

Michelle Pixie said...

Oh Rachel! That sort of thing is just my luck too and I think I have forever scared my baby brother because of it...just sayin! And when did Itty Bit get so grown-up? Make him stop! Even though he just keeps getting cuter if that is even possible. :)

Debbie said...

That is too funny! And what a trooper to make it down that slide without his sack. Glad you had fun!

NaomiG said...

First of all, why have I not added you to my blog read list yet? Doing it now. :-)

Secondly, the pictures of the slide are SO great. I love it!!

Thirdly, BAHAHAHAHAHA!! However, that being said, a woman should be able to walk around her house without pants on if she wants to. I used to do laundry nekkid, because it drove me crazy that I would finish the laundry, and then shower, and put my now dirty clothes that I was wearing straight into the hamper, which I had just emptied. I have issues with the never ending cycle of laundry, can you tell? My family doesn't allow me to do laundry nekkid anymore.

This is why I throw underwear out the minute they become ratty. Because, if you're going to get caught in your underwear by anybody, they have to be cute underwear. End of comment.

kc said...

that was HYsterical!

I have no idea where this week went...this was supposed to be the week that I kept up with everything, apparently, not so much...and I have a really funny story. Nothing that compares to maybe its good I missed LOL

Beth Zimmerman said...

Please tell us you weren't going "commando"! :) Love you, Rachel!

Anonymous said...

ahhhh! lol! oh my!! laughing, but I sooo feel for you! ;)

Sylvia Plathypus said...

LMAO Thank you for giving me the inspiration on how to scare off my inlaws for good!!! x'D That story is completely priceless!!!

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