Tuesday, July 14, 2009

oh yeah, well, i bet your kid has never ridden a bucking camel...


'Cause mine have. That's right yesterday while at the wildlife park I decided to let my little monkeys ride the camel. It's an above-board operation so I assumed all was well. I settled my two little ones along with another little friend of theirs on top of the towering animal. If you've ever ridden a camel you know that essentially there is just a bar that you hold onto, no seatbelts or anything. It began well. He stopped the camel so that we could take pictures and then walked it down the trail and back. As they were pulling up to the platform that allows people to board the blasted animal started bucking. Full out bucking. I could see poor little Johnny holding on to the front bar for dear life, his whole little body flying up in the air behind him. I ran, but I would have been too late. The man yanked the camel down and got it under control. I hustled my little ones off the camel ( who will be known as Satan from here on out). I snuggled a terrified Johnny and practiced my yoga breathing. Lesson learned. Camels are vicious evil animals and should be avoided at all costs.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Too funny! This is a great story.

Linn said...

Oh my goodness, I would have a heart attack! What did the guy say after it happened? Wow, that is just crazy!

Erin said...

Scary! I'm glad your little sweeties are okay!

DeAnna said...

I'm sorry to say I laughed at the story. I'm sure it was horrifying to have been in the moment. Just think, when your boys in the future complain and say "I can't do it" you can reply with "nonsense, you've ridden a bucking camel, you can do anything."

RoxburghFour said...

You write just like you talk in real life. I love it. I can totally hear you in my head. Even though this is a scary story, I was laughing my head of the way you described it. I don't always comment, but I love reading your blog. Miss you and hope all is well. Write a book or something already. You have a talent girl. Wish I could have been there for girls night out. You always made everything so much fun.

Dena said...

Hi Honey,
Please add this to your blog.
http://www.donkofford.org/
go to admin and update your family asap.

and please help me put a picture of me on my comments...

Mom