Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Redneck Waterpark

Have I mentioned before how absolutely Klassy we are? We may live in town, but we're serious rednecks. My husband once built a swimming pool out of 2x4's and a tarp that said 'Grand Opening'. Yeah, I was mortified, but it was in the backyard, and the kids had fun. Our fire pit used to be an old metal wheelbarrow. An old dead refrigerator once served as a tool chest. It's that bad. If I look out the window, I can see a lovely maroon bathtub adorning my driveway. My husband is waiting for me to sell it on craigslist. That may never happen. Are we poor? No. Ignorant and uneducated? No. We're just, well, us. And we're proud. I used to think we were the worst in the neighborhood. Not anymore.
On hot days, we have our own redneck waterpark. We have an old metal playground slide that goes down on our steps into the orchard. With a little ingenuity, and a plastic sled, the neighborhood urchins have a fantastic time.


When they're shivering and their lips turn blue, they take our old sleeping bags, lay them out on the grass, and catch some rays.

But here's the shocking part. Some people, some ordinarily classy people, let their kids out like this: I don't know about you, but I found this offensive.

10 comments:

Noelle said...

You do know that when SHE sees this you are going to be in BIG trouble. :) LOL I was laughing so hard my side hurts! Love ya-N
PS Are you the kettle or the pot today? :)

Heeere's J-dude: said...

Oh too good. Nice, nice post.

Would you like to go get some dinner tonight - with ketchup?

Yes, it is official. We are friends.

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

Yeah, I find it offensive, too. Don't you hate white trash neighbors!

Why didn't you tell me #4 was running around in his skivies? I would have brought the rest of the crew.

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

I have to add a redneck story.

My mom started a new diet on Saturday. Monday when I asked her how it was going she confessed she had postponed it. Apparently, she found a really good deal on chicken gizzards.

Lee said...

ROFL! Seriously who lets their kid run around in their underwear? I mean my son would NEVER do that. NEVER.

The Clan of the Crazies said...

That's great! It looks like a lot of fun.

Jenn said...

Rednecks have more fun...whatever they may be wearing. I think people in underwear may even have more fun...
I know my kids run faster the nakeder they are...

kersten campbell said...

So hilarious! I love it!

Jodi said...

What great blog material! Are you like me and think when something like this goes on..."OH that will make a great post! Camera! Get the camera!!!" Like the car accident I got in yesterday...I can NOT believe one of the first things I thought of was, "Dang, I wish I had my camera!" And the real scary thing is, I DID! Why? I have NO idea!

This is waaaay to perfect! I would like to try it out myself! Do they allow adults in?

Allison said...

I honestly think we're all at least a little redneck inside! I think you are just really creative! And, yes, "that boy" in the last picture.... clearly offensive...