Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Doing as I'm Told

I'm normally the bossiest sister, but today Suz got kinda bossy with me. She wanted another blog. I've been kinda waiting to get some pictures because I don't like to post without a picture of some sort.

As I mentioned, Cam bought a camper from my dad to take to his hunting land. Daddy had done quite a few things to it before Cam brought it home. I think it's like a 1974 model. Maybe not something you'd take to Yellowstone Park, but for hunting it'll be perfect.

I never knew that Cam had a neat bone in his body. I mean, he is one of the biggest slobs I've ever seen. I say one of the biggest because only Ross might be a bigger one. I remember when they were little practically walking in behind them picking up their toys and messes. That was when my OCD began. When they were little.

Long ago I chose not to take on the battle of the rooms. I don't go in Cam's room unless I'm looking for something that I need RIGHT then and can't wait for him to get home and do it himself. And I NEVER, EVER, EVER go in Ross's room. His room is upstairs and I haven't been up there in over a year. Crazy I know. I just go nuts when I go in either of their rooms. I start screaming and throwing things and my head starts spinning around and green stuff starts oozing out of my mouth. Okay. I'm exaggerating, but you get the point, right?

Here is Cam's room this afternoon.

Lovely, huh?
Not knowing that he had a neat bone, I was shocked to see how he's taking care of his new camper. Everything is clean. Everything is hung up and in its place. I mean, it's like it's his mansion or something. And by the way, he informed me today that he'd be making a list of things he needs for his "housewarming." Ha! I don't think anything too extravagant will be on the list. He said something about plastic forks, knives and spoons. I can handle that.

So this is his bed in his camper. It doesn't have a comforter or sheets on it yet, but you can bet it will and I bet it will always be made. Notice the hats hanging up on the wall. Do you think he hangs them up in his room? Uh, no.

More hats, all nicely hung. That boy has got some hats let me tell ya.

I've never in all his 17 years of life known him to hang anything up without being forced. Yet in his camper, all of his clothes are nicely hung.
Oh, and when I went in it yesterday for a visit, he made ME take MY shoes off. He had put some carpet down and he and daddy had put new linoleum on the floor. I almost fell out. He's never given a second thought about wearing boots caked in three inches of mud in my house, but HE made ME take my flip flops off to come inside his camper.

He's got a few more things to do to it before he takes it to the hunting land. I'm thinking some nice lace curtains would go perfectly. What do y'all think?
Till tomorrow. Thank goodness it's ALMOST FRIDAY!
P.S. I'll let everyone know when the housewarming is going to be. HA!!!!


Cindy Lou said...

Oh I can't wait for the housewarming!!! I bet it will be fun!! HA!! He is a fine fella and he deserves to have one! I think that once they have somethng that is their own and they have to pay for it and work for it they seem to want to take better care of it!!! Doesn't seem fair but that is the way it is!!! Have a great evening and I miss your blog everyday!!! Love you!!

Crystal said...

WOW!!! I can hardly believe what he has done to the camper! It looks sooooo good. I agree with Cindy, this is HIS that he bought with his own earned money so it makes it more important I guess. Is he gonna register anywhere for the housewarming??!!

suzanne said...

I assume he will be registering at Lowe's/Home Depot or Bass Pro?
I think the McCain-Palin sign on the countertop lends a special touch. I'm proud of him for working hard on that little camper.
Thanks for the new blog, and love ya lots!

Theresa said...

Oh girl, it is almost my bedtime and you have got me laughing so hard! I am almost waking up the snoring husband on the sofa:) Love the little camper, N-I-C-E! I am proud of him for taking such good care of it! Your Dad is loving helping him too, I know! Sweet! You know I love a good housewarming:) Love you!


I love it! My son was a slob...when he moved into his own place...he was the neatest freak on earth....he was almost a pain about it. It is amazing what they do when it is theirs...huh? I loved the post. Have a great housewarming for him.

REGINA said...

I just love your blogs. It seems like no matter what is happening you can always make me laugh or put a smile on my face. Even if it's not funny. I guess it's just the way you put things. I agree with the other ones. When children buy something on their own OH! It's different. HAVE A TERRIFIC THURSDAY !!!!!!!

Nana said...

That is too funny!!!!! I would take that thing to Yellowstone. Hey, as long as it works.

I too would never go into my teenagers rooms. I would have the exact same reaction that you have.

Well good luck with the housewarming. I think you should buy him some scented candles and perumed soaps.

Tracychele said...

I am also laughing at the thought of him making you take off your shoes! I hate going upstairs and refuse to go up after dinner because I always get so irritated with them and it messes up my bedtime routine! Then Derek gets upset with them for making me yell and then I get upset with him for yelling at them so much. Then we go to bed mad all because I went upstairs! Too much trouble. I guess I will wait til they get a camper! ... or charge them rent! Have a good one!!

Joyce said...

That's great... it's almost like his first "apartment". I bet he's having fun! Great post! Good kick Suzanne!