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