Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Great Big Hump Day Happy!

I don't talk about my kids very much on the blog here, they being adults and entitled to their privacy and all. I am, of course, chock-full of embarrassingly cute (and just plain embarrassing) stories about them, but my lips (and typing fingers) are sealed.

After all, they are (presumably) going to pick out my nursing home someday, and I'm hoping for a good one. One with a nice cocktail lounge, and a regular happy hour would be nice.

But sometimes I just have to share something they did. In this case, it's my son-in-law--the man my daughter had the good sense to pick as her life-mate.

I've mentioned before that he's a Navy pilot--excuse me, a Naval Aviator. He's one of those guys who takes off from and lands on the big carriers. I don't really like to dwell on that, since the whole idea of it scares me poopless, but he seems to like it.

Anyway, he just got back from a deployment, so there has been much rejoicing in their household, his parents' household, and our household. He and DD came for a quick visit last weekend.

And, knowing my penchant for Hump Day camels, my dear, sweet son-in-law brought me this from Bahrain:





Isn't he adorable? (Or possibly she. Frankly, it's hard to tell with a stuffed camel.)

Here s/he is hiding in our deck-top herb garden:




And going for the wine...



Hanging out in TG's music room...




And making friends with the bulldog I got TG to hold him over until he retires and can get a real, live bulldog he can walk himself, because I'm not following a bulldog through the neighborhood with a plastic bag...


I am so touched that DSSIL* thought of me while he was deployed, and brought me a genuine Bahraini camel!

So, do you think my new camel is a boy or a girl? 

Also, what should I name my new camel? 



*Dear Sweet Son-In-Law

16 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

What a nice son-in-law! I think SHE's a cute camel. I tend to think of the real ones you show on the blog as male, but with the little back-pack on her, I think one's a girl.

As for a name...the only thing desert like I can think of is Jasmine (We watch way too many Disney movies at my house.)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

What a cute camel -- and a very thoughtful DDSIL to bring the perfect gift back! I'm glad he's home safely.

Personally, I'd name him after the son-in-law.

Patty Blount said...

I think it's a girl and her name is ... wait for it...

Camille!

Get it?

No?
*sighs*

Steve Clayworth said...

Humphrey

abby mumford said...

ted.

Delia said...

Ahh! Cute! He's clearly a he. And his name is Dirk. Because.

Michele Shaw said...

Totally a girl named Minnie and your DD picked well in a hubby! Btw, if you find that cocktail lounge/nursing home, let me know. I want to get on the wait list;)

Diane Henders said...

Aw, so cute... and such a thoughtful son-in-law.

Carol Kilgore said...

I know nothing. But I vote for either Camille or Humphrey as soon as you learn its gender.

Or you could name it Camo if the gender stays hidden.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I'm with Carol...either Camille or Humphrey would rock.

Patsy said...

How sweet of him to bring you a cute little girl camel. You could call her Chocks in honour of his job.

Al said...

How about a non gender specific "Cam"?
Then you don't have to guess.

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

I think her name should be Esmerelda because she has bells like a belly dancer.
Cute.

Susan Spann said...

LOVE the camel! SO cute. I have a penchant for stuffed seahorses (yep, they're around if you look for them) but that camel makes me have to ward off a desire to start loving camels too!

I think, since she came from Bahrain, "Sandy" is a good name - and has the added advantage of working with either gender!

Monica B.W. said...

Totally a girl!!
What about humpy? LOL
And that last picture is just SO CUTE!! <3

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How about Sandy? Then it doesn't matter what gender it is, and besides, everybody knows camels always have sand between their toes. Congrats on getting your SIL back home safe and sound. He sounds like a real keeper.