Sunday, June 7, 2009

I wish I could have seen the video

The other night, my son and his friend were riding with me to help out my husband with some catering. As we were pulling into the large gated community to head to the Club House, I overheard Mr. Happy's friend say something about getting lost in the neighborhood.

For the record, it is a huge neighborhood. And filled with very pricey homes and snooty people.

Mr. Happy's Friend: "Yeah. That was hard trying to find my way out of this crazy neighborhood."

Me: "Did you get lost out here one time?"

Mr. Happy's Friend: "Well, yeah. Your son and another friend blindfolded me, drove around and then dropped me off with a bicycle to see if I could find my way out." (OMG! This sounds like a great idea!)

Me: "So, how did you do?"

Mr. Happy's Friend: "I think I did okay but I want to be sure you know that the cow costume was not my idea."

Just what you'd expect from a bunch of honor graduates, eh?

25 comments:

amy @ switz~art said...

LOL! Love this post! Reminds me of my high school days!

Thank you for the comment on my blog today! Knowing what others have opted to move forward with in their pets lives make our decision easier. They're like kids, for pete's sake!

Great blog, Beth!

Fragrant Liar said...

Isn't it great how many things you find out about long after the fact? Makes them a whole lot easier to swallow, and your requirement to punish is out the window. If only all their crazy doings were like that.

Hit 40 said...

Summer has just started!!! OMG!! What will they be doing by August!!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh my gosh! That is awesome!

otin said...

Cow costume? I must be stupid, I am lost LOL!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Let the games begin... It's only the START of summer! Sounds like a blast!

only a movie said...

That is exactly the type of shenanigans I'd LOVE for my son to be up to...

Beth said...

Amy - I know you'll make the right decision for your sweet kitty. As for high school days, there are some stories I hope my children never hear.

Fragrant Liar - If only. Sometimes I can just laugh. Other times I want to strangle them.

Hit 40 - Now you are scaring me!

Midwest Mommy - It was funny. I really would have loved to have heard what the neighborhood had to say about it.

otin - They are random. You aren't lost.

Joanna - They are funny!

Erin - Give it some time. Do you want me to sent the cow costume to you?

Chris @ Maugeritaville said...

I can just see the conversation in the neighborhood:

Muffy: Um, Chad, did you see what I just saw?
Chad: The cow on the bicycle?
Muffy: Yeah, that is so tacky.
Chad: The cow?
Muffy: No, the fact that it was a Schwinn not a Vespa.

Ah, good times.

Comedy Goddess said...

At least they didn't let him out in a field with an angry bull.
BTW, I wonder if Braja has a cow costume?

Isabel Princes said...

lol,who hasn't this happened to? :) Hilarious story, thank you for the laugh

anymommy said...

Funny! Glad you had a good time at the conference and glad you're home.

bernthis said...

well you can't study all the time right?

Beth said...

Chris - Exactly! It would have been fun to hear.

Comedy Goddess - I wonder about the cow costume for Braja, too. Should we take up a collection?

Isabel - I've always heard about people doing this but it hasn't happened to me. And I've never worn a cow costume. Man, I haven't lived!

anymommy - I am so glad to be back from the conference, too! Thanks for the welcome home!

Jessica - But you'd think they do because that is their *reason* to go out. "Mom, I'm going to go study..."

dana said...

I think HAPPY has the beginnings of a good life ahead. He took a bad situation, lived through it, has a tale to tell and holds no grudges. And those snooty neighborhoods hold as much terror as the bad ones. Don't slow down or you'll be shot and ask no one for directions!

Kulio said...

hahaha...it's so much fun to find out about your child's creativity from someone else :-) I remember being told, "I saw your son at the very top of a pine tree yesterday - he was holding on with one hand and waving like crazy with the other." I laughed, but I am SO glad I didn't know about that moment at the time.

Gaston Studio said...

Mr. Happy is SO WELL ROUNDED!

RedCurlGirl said...

the cow costume quote was fabulous

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

My son would probably have a lot of fun hanging out with your son.

Em said...

Oh how I love good clean kid fun!

Michel said...

hahaha!! At least it is not drugs and booze...just cows.

Don't tell braja

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL lost in a ritzy neighborhood with a bike and wearing a cow costume? Did I get that right? LOL where is the Utube video when you need it! Or a bovine GPS!

♥ Braja said...

The cow suit wins.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

HA! a cow suit???!!! That's great. maybe i should do that to mike when he misbehaves!

Deb said...

yes, it's that whole thinking outside of the box that the smart ones are so good at!