Sunday, September 26, 2010

The one where I frighten young men...

Lu and I woke up this morning to a strange RV was parked in the little parking lot in front of our house. I know it wasn't there yesterday, as my computer desk is in front of a window that looks out on the front yard. We were pretty sure it wasn't there when we went to bed last night. Now there is a huge camp out going on down in camp with three hundred people from ours and other councils so I was pretty sure it was someone from that. Except that our camp doesn't allow RVs. So I texted Mike to find out who it was. He said he would find out.

I went about my business this morning and didn't think too much about it except that it kind of creeped me and Lu out a little. Throughout the morning people have been leaving camp and I glance up from my computer to watch them go. One of those times I noticed folks outside the RV. One boy in a scout shirt climbed in, while one in a tracksuit stayed out. When I glanced up again, just a few seconds later, tracksuit boy was taking a pee facing my house. For real. Standing there, in full view, with his equipment out, peeing. IN. MY. FRONT. YARD.

I believe I shouted "No Freakin Way!!"

I texted Mike. Then I went on the warpath. I put on shoes and headed out. When I got to the RV, I rapped loudly on the window. The boy in the scout uniform rolled it down.

Me: I just want you to know that one of you just took a pee in my front yard.

Boy: What?! Why did you do that?! *Looking back at tracksuit guy.*

Me: *fixing tracksuit guy with a mama bear glare* Did you know that this was some one's home and you just whipped your stuff out in full view of my family and took a pee in my front yard?! (okay, so I was the only one who saw, but still)

Tracksuit guy: I didn't know!

Me: Well next time maybe you should think about it and be a lot more respectful. Isn't that one of the traits of the scout oath?? A scout is respectful?

Tracksuit guy: I'm sorry, ma'am, I'm really sorry.

Boy: We're really sorry. Won't happen again.

Me: Fine.

They pulled out of there in the next 10 minutes. When I got back in the house, I realized that I hadn't once thought about my knee in my angry march and now it was protesting. Lu was standing at the door in her robe. She'd just gotten out of the shower when I hollered that I was going out to yell at the guy who peed in my yard.

Lu: I thought you might need rescuing.

Me: From a couple of boy scouts?

Lu: Well we didn't know who it was!

Me: You were going to come to my rescue in your robe?

Lu: If I had too.

I guess the mama bear apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Lol.

Sure hope the rest of the day is quieter.



  1. LOL! Wow...what nerve, and GOOD FOR YOU! I love it, but I do hope your knee is okay. :-)

  2. Glad you stood up for you and your family by giving those boys a little scare, it's always good for Mama Bear to come out and give them a little reminder once in a while, I bet he looks around a bit more before taking his next leak.

    They would have freaked if Lu was there backing you up, I see no one messing with you ladies :)

  3. I would have done the same thing. You aint gonna pee in my front yard and get away with it. Hope the knee is okay now. Take care.

  4. Wow. You've got quite the temper when it's needed, Momma bear!

    Remind me to NEVER pee on your front yard. I'll respectfully slither off to the side and hide in the bushes like everybody else...

  5. Don't they teach scouts not to pee in people's front yards? Helping old ladies across the road, knot tying, campfire building,no public's right there in the manual!

  6. Angelia~ Thanks! A little ice helped out.

    Jimmy~ It's true, Lu storming up behind me probably would've scared the life out of them!

    Lily~ I know right?!

    Kathryn~ And there are plenty of bushes and trees!

    Brite~ It's totally in the manual, I don't know what he was thinking!


  7. Sic 'em, Mama Bear. And for the record, I just love Lu. Any girl that would come out in her bathrobe to rescue Mama is A-ok in my book, but of course, I already knew she was tops!

  8. OMGoodness that had me laughing so hard! I could just see the fear on those boys faces! Mama bear was a growling!

    I never understood the male need to do their business outdoors when a potty is just steps away.

    How cute, Lulu was goping to rescue you in a robe! Good girl!

  9. AWESOME... just AWSOME. The whole thing... from him peeing in the yard and totally getting caught pee-handed, to Mama Bear storming out and giving him what for, to Lu backing you up in the bathrobe. You guys ROCK. Love it!

    Hope the knee is better soon. Incredible how when you're really pissed off you totally ignore pain until after the adrenaline wears off!