Monday, September 16, 2013

yelp in the kelp


and other ridiculous titles.


My parents graciously gifted Mr. Daddy a stay at the beach for a belated birthday trip, so we got our little sleepyhead on the road early and made for the coast.

beach 6


We made awesome time, and before we knew it, we were in the sand mugging for our blog friends.

beach 3


Seriously… y’all remember the “Mr. Daddy has crabs” epic convo, right?


I’d be remiss if I didn’t also show you the prequel shots that tell the REAL story here:





He looks thrilled, right?  Until I somehow flipped that drama switch and he suddenly went to this:



I cannot stop laughing.  At both of their faces.



The escapades continued with Kung Fu on the beach:


(which is really just a scenery change from the usual “Kung Fu in the Backyard, and Kung Fu in the Living Room… all of which end in, “OW!  Honey, be careful.  Wail.  But HE started it!”)


The stress was working its grip out of our shoulders and we wandered further and further down the shore.


Two playful dogs ran through the surf and circled around us.  They were at hyperspeed, so I was happily surprised when the big one trotted over to make friends.



I stuck my hand out and he leaned into it.  He wagged his whole body along my leg as I cooed at him.


I felt an insistent nudge on my shoulder, but the realization struck before I looked up to meet Mr. Daddy’s worried expression.


In what can only be God’s punishment for putting True Story Tuesday on hiatus for so long, the dog was enthusiastically marking his territory in warm wet streams all over my pants, down my bare ankles, and pooling into my shoe.


I yelped in surprise and jumped away… far, far too late.


beach 5



Those yellow streams down my leg… I was screaming on the inside.







See the group of people in the background?  The guy in the red shirt walked up… gesturing repeatedly without being able to say a word.  Finally, he choked out,




And we laughed and laughed and laughed.  And said it was okay (except, really not… because my shoe was sloshing with urine and ohmygoshthedogPEEDonme).


Then the entire family immediately leashed the dogs and took the walk of shame off the beach.

Except… we ran into the apologizer again later.  Awkward.



Since my wardrobe was now reduced by half, we went to check out our dwellings.  Awesomely industrial vibe – loved it.  Except… are earplugs on the nightstand normal hotel offerings?

beach 4


We realized quickly that the bed for Boog was not going to work out.



So he staked a spot out next to his favorite person.  Boog was happy with a remote control, and unbeknownst to me, my husband was instigating the “A Dog Peed On My Wife” comment explosion on Facebook.




He crashed within minutes.  Stoopid stinking cancer.

Beach 2


When he woke up, we dragged him to a kite shop and back to the sand.


I heart these boys.  A lot.


daddy and boog IMG_9145



And to make up for the earlier feet trauma… you’re welcome.  It’s like a saline rinse for your mental eyeballs, no? :)  Kid toes on the beach do me in, everytime.


feets IMG_9242


We laughed at half a dozen drivers getting towed out of the sand by speedy tow truck operators who obviously had lots of business.


Umm, yeah.  That’s the look he gave me when his city girl said,

“We’ll be okay with the four wheel drive, right?”




We wrapped the day up with Mr. Daddy snoring again long before we were ready to sleep (I wondered if the earplugs were for that?) and Boog watching Chicken Little.  I love that he seems to know when Dad isn’t feeling great. 




It was a whirlwind escape – made so much better by memories that Boog is old enough to keep.


kite IMG_9269


I hope to share more about what has really been going on in our lives soon.  But for now?  This was reality when we arrived home:




Yes, that’s our yard. 


And no, we don’t own a dog.


Or two.


But we apparently own a mole.




What is it with me and dogs these days?
Got any of your own canine tales to make me feel better?





Angelwithatwist said...

Aww the puppy was laying claim to you.. how sweet. I would have laughed as well and at least offered to replace your clothes though, in between giggles. UGH is Mr. Daddy still fighting that?? grrrr.. Girl time for ya'll to put your dukes up * and that nearly came out as ducks bwhahah* and do a victory dance on that illness from the Devil.. He can take his stuff back and return 7x what he is taking from you.. go on get him..

Unknown said...




Sorry, I tried holding it in. Didn't work so well. Glad you guys were able to make some memories!

GunDiva said...

I was thinking the ONLY memory Boog is going to have is of you getting peed on. Not the kites, not the crabs, but his mom getting peed on.

And he'll remind you of it over and over for the rest of your life. And when he forgets or doesn't remind you, your blog friends will help him remember :)

Bethany said...

I was already laughing, but Tiffany's comment put me over the top! Only, only you! Love and prayers.

sara said...

Ditto what GunDiva said! :)

Angie Vik said...

Thanks for a good laugh. Just when you think you've seen it all. Kudos for being smart enough to recognize a blog worthy moment in time to snap a picture.

Jenny said...

I thought the same thing as #1. That dog loves you! Too bad he got those nice shoes though. Another reason why my dog is a girl!
Our neighbor's Shiba Enu "marked" my Sweet Baby right on the top of her head. She looked at my like"get me outta here!!!" I felt bad but, it was funny. Yep, picked her up and carried her the rest of the night.

Anonymous said...

I luv those boys too...and you :)

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