Sunday, July 20, 2008

I Wanna Be Just Like You!

We've had a hard time getting Bubba outside this summer. His deathly fear of bees and wasps, combined with the heat and the no grass outside have turned him into an indoor slug. Which drives me bonkers. You might remember that I attended a summer camp for most of my life that some would compare to nicer prison camps in terms of their putting up with whiners. So, I too have little tolerance for whiners.

"It's too hot!" Bubba whines.

"No, it's not. We're all going outside. Let's go!"

"There's a wasp!" he shrieks.

"Just stand still, don't swat at him and he'll go away."

"I want to watch cartoons!" again with the whine.

"You've been watching cartoons all morning. It's time to go outside. Go! Now. Go do boy stuff. Look at bugs. Pick up sticks. Throw rocks. I don't care. Just get outside."

Yesterday was one of those days. We spent a good bit of the day outside even thought it was a mite toasty out there. Mr. Daddy and I emptied out our rented storage unit and moved everything into the Most Expensive Shed Ever (a story for a later date). The kids and I pulled some weeds. By the end of the day we were all sweaty and exhausted.

Today, after church, Mr. Daddy had one small project for outside. After he came in he grabbed some iced tea and said "Whew. It's hot out there. That's it for me. I'm staying inside the rest of the day."

"Ha ha!" Bubba crowed. "I told you one day you'd be like me!"

10 comments:

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I too have a fear of flying stinging insects and an aversion to heat. Bubba and I are like THIS.

1blueshi1 said...

I spent THREE CONSECUTIVE HOURS outside today--from noon to three--quite possibly an adult record for me. Picnic with friends at a big park in the city. We took the dog and there were other kids and lots of dogs there, we had a great time. The kids about turned purple from the heat, though, and Bookey fell asleep in the car on the way home. I am wondering if 5:52PM is too early to go to bed...hahaha.

Manager Mom said...

I don't like being hot either. When do we get the most expensive shed story? Is it all luxe and P. Diddy and stuff?

Queen Mother said...

Now that is a funny story....that Bubba is a hoot...

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Bubba is one funny little guy. He's a wimp about the weather, but at least he's funny!

Esme said...

I think I've grown up to be like Bubba, too!

Jonny's Mommy said...

Oh my gosh! What a character! that is so funny!

I hate the heat though so we hung out inside much of the weekend. Guess I can't say anything. :-)

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I was just like Bubba. And, did you give Hubby the death stare?

Colleen said...

Bubba cracks me up!

ImpostorMom said...

I'm with Bubba! Give me some A/C this time of year and ewww bugs! :P