May 25, 2010

Things overheard on my trip

As I mentioned here Husband comes from a very small, rural, southern town. That results in overhearing a number of interesting things...

  • Behave or ima git my spoon/switch/fly swatter
  • They sure do favor (meaning, I learned, that they look alike)
  • Lemme git the hose so ya'll can have water in the camper
  • If she's not sleeping at night, just don't let her nap during the day (um, she's 4 months old...)
  • Why won't she let Uncle Tater hold her? (That's right people, Uncle Tater)
  • When you say 'I do' your life is second, the husband comes first. If he wants something to eat you stop what you're doing and make him something. (Told to a 19 year old cousin who is getting married this summer)
  • She's WHAT?! (In response to my volunteering all of Pie's ethnicities. If I haven't mentioned that before she is, in order of percentage highest to lowest: African American, Caucasian, Chinese, and Native American)
  • I still can't believe he went off and married a yankee. (Said with a sneer. Husband and I have been together for 12.5 years...it's time to let it go!)

There are soooo many more but these are a few of the highlights. Visiting his family is a very Twilight Zone experience for me. But usually results in some entertaining stories!

Here are a few more pictures from the trip. These are Pie hanging out in the camper and playing with her new favorite toy. Of course when I say 'playing' I mean trying to shove entirely into her mouth.

Where the hell are we mama!?

Oh mama, I didn't see you there. No, no I'm not trying to eat the bug's foot.

12 comments:

jensays said...

When I was in high school/college I had a friend whose mom actually did hit with a wooden spoon and let me tell you those things hurt bad. she barely had to hit you with it and it stung.

sara said...

Jensays - Oh yeah, they were very serious. Husband has plenty of stories about all the bizarre things he got "spanked" with. Crazy!

Fakey said...

Oooof... I married into a family with a few rednecks. Not so much with the wooden spoons, though, more with casual use of the n-bomb and really bad terrorist "jokes."

What ever Pie is made of, the results are 100% cute!

sara said...

Fakey...the n-bomb is huge in husband's hometown. And they find it pretty amusing that I'm so shocked by it. I still can't believe that there are people who are so racist. Makes it that much more fun to point out that the baby they are ooohhhhing and aahhhing over is primarily black!

MollyinMinn said...

Yup, that is the stuff you just have to write down, isn't it?! And all of that followed by the shot of her with her stunned look was hilarious!

sara said...

MollyinMinn - that one cracked me up too...like I snuck up on her doing something she wasn't supposed to be doing!

Aholic said...

At least you got some good stories out of it! Sounds very much like my town!

sara said...

Aholic - If nothing else, it's ALWAYS good for some stories!!

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

Oh my Sara!! I think the one about not letting her nap, that is funny, have they not heard that the more tired a baby is, the worse she/ he will sleep at night, ahh...you must be glad to be home :) I have many funny in law stories, but I can not share, cause they read my blog....ugh!

sara said...

Cindy - thankfully my in laws don't know about the blog, so I can share completely. I'll have to tell the one about my MIL introducing me as the slut her son was shacking up with some time :)

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

I soo want to hear that!! AWESOMENESS... Okay I think you beat any stories I have... :)

sara said...

Oh or how she recently wished me a Happy "Mother's" Day...with quotes and everything...you know because I'm not a REAL mother. Good times. :)

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