Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boys will be Boys

Tyler and his buddy Jake reviewing their flys for the annual Oregon fly-fishing, river-rafting, camping, man trip. I think Jake has stopped by three times this week, which is about what we see him per year, if you don't count the Oregon trip. Jake and Tyler are tenting together. They are in cahoots with each other BIG TIME! The other guys should be nervous. Very nervous.
There is something funny that happens to my husband a few weeks before a fishing trip. It begins to consume his thoughts, actions, and conversations. His cell phone rings more with calls from his buddies who are also focused on the upcoming fishing trip. He send emails with weather, water, and topigraphical information and receives emails with headlines like, "We're gonna slay us some hogs." (Really, I saw this one on his desk at work last week.) Last week I saw another fisherman who was headed on the Oregon trip and asked him if he was ready. He said, "No. I am physically ready; I have all my stuff. Mentally, though, I haven't gone back to be 12. You have to be a 12 year old to really enjoy this trip." So profound. I knew, when Tyler told me he bought a gorilla suit and was downloading BigFoot stories, that this trip was taking a turn for the juvenile. He swore me to secrecy, to not post any of the preperations on my blog (because other wives sometimes check in and these matters were of the upmost importance.) What was he keeping from the other guys? The element of surprise. I guess the gorilla costume is for nighttime dress up to spook the other guys. The BigFoot stories are a tradition, I'm told, and heavens knows we've watched enough documentaries this past year to build up Tyler's stock of "sightings." So while Tyler is telling the other guys about his research around the campfire one of the other guys (Jake or James, I guess) will be dressing up and running through the trees, rustling the bushes. Doesn't that sound fun?
When Tyler told me about buying an adult size, full blown gorilla costume, I told him to wear it home and see what the kids said. Brock was so torn as he was ready to freak out, but Brevin was on to us from the get go and kept saying, "Dad? Dad? What are you doing? Dad? Why are you dressed up like that?" so Brevin was a voice of reason in such a confusing situation. Caylee came out when she heard Brevin calling Dad and kind of laughed. Mackenzie, on the other hand, was walking out of the bathroom when Tyler "roared" at her and she screamed/jumped 4 feet in the air/hollared at us/and slammed the bathroom door. It was hilarious. (Who's 12 now? Ugh, that would be me.)
The piece de resistance, however, in Tyler's fishing trip planning was a little dress up outfit. I can't make sense of WHY he and Jake wanted to do this. I am not sure why it's so funny; other than it's pretty disturbing, but mostly because they are also tenting together. I knew they were serious when, while on a double date with Robin and Jake a few weeks ago, we shopped for itty bitty compression shirts for the boys. Those tight work-out shirts. And I am serious, they are like young men, not young men leaders when it comes to some of this stuff. Monday night before they left, Jake finished the ensemble by dropping off "drag shorts" (for swimming) off to Tyler. Yeah, Jake's outfit matches. When Tyler modeled his outfit Monday before bedtime I couldn't resist taking this picture. Again, only after I promised to post it once they were on the water, did he pose for me.
Sexy, huh? I'm sure this beaut will fetch me 38 comments, at least. Right?

18 comments:

chris jenkins said...

OMH.

they are freakin' crazy.

i can only imagine what else is going on out there in the woods.

i just told ryan not to come home with anything broken and be wary of penis fish swimming down the waders.

you should have me proof that pic and blow it up to poster size. you could save it as a gag gift for your anniversary or christmas or something.

The Fatman said...

Sarah Holy crap I am dieing What the hell is that last picture about. That sounds like sooo much freakin fun. I sure hope they have video cameras or something for the Gorilla prank cause that will be great. OK seriously explain the last picture I feel violated by that, not to mention I am rather impressed with the mound in those undies!!

barlows said...

Alright, not to imply there was some broke-back mountain action gonna take place on this trip; there's like 9 or 10 guys going and the little outfit was just for reactionary purposes. They can't wear the outfits too long, as it cuts off Tyler's circulation.

Erin said...

And he says YOU get all in a hoot & a fluff over planning things??? That's funny that he would actually buy a full-blown gorilla suit. What's he doing with it when he gets home? Or is the fishing trip a nice excuse & that's just what YOU like? That's kinda kinky, sis. j/k
And, yeah, like Daniel said...the last picture is showing more than I had really hoped to see of my brother-in-law. He's SOOOOO not a 12-year-old...it's quite obvious in that pic!

The Fatman said...

Right Erin Right!!

Erin said...

'Kay, it's one hour later and I'm still disturbed by this.

Amy said...

That's a lot more than I ever wanted to see of Tyler, but I'm sure the fishing guys will be amused. Do I need to be worried already about next year once everyone tries to do something to top it (not that these plans of Tyler's could ever be topped!) I'm going to have to inspect Tom's fishing bag before these trips! :)

Jerolyn said...

uuuummmm, ya, ok, soooo, alrighty then........
In reguards to this particular photo of Tyler...somewhat like a train wreck, I didn't necessarily want to look, yet couldn't bring myself to look away either. After viewing this photo, I for quite some time afterwords not only found myself speechless but also experienced an unnatural burning sensation in my corneas as if they had somehow become dilulated and I was staring directly at the sun, and by staring at the sun I mean....
What's he gonna do with all that junk, all that junk inside his TRUNKS??? Hope he has a license for that trouser trout?

The Fatman said...

TYLER BUMPS

(as I stand on my desk in my office and crunk)

kevin said...

Looks like someone forgot to take off part of his gorilla costume...

And you're blaming COKE for your urinary tract infection???

Kourtney said...

NOW I know why you have so many kids! (Referring to the HOT picture of Tyler.)

The Fatman said...

OK this post is still disturbing the next day!!

robin said...

I don't know what you are talking about sarah. My husband would never be seen in such an outfit (when a camera is out). About the gorilla suit I had to call Jake and ask him if he had made a $100 purchase at Halloween Express. I thought that perhaps a "12yr old" had my debit card number. Now I know that a 12yr old did indeed have access to our bank account. In mind at least, as tyler is proof not in body!

slave said...

Sarah I couldn't believe that last picture when I saw it. Neither could Joe or Bob when they walked by and it was on the computer. I don't think that I could get Joe to take a picture in that or wear it or as a matter of fact buy it. Tyler is very brave. Since Bobby saw it I think maybe he will encourage the "Scout master" to maybe wear it to the next board of review or something. lol It may be the next topic at church. I don't know if I can ever look at him the same. lol I really like the little jingle Jerolyn wrote in her comment. lol I think I am scared for life. Your just may get 38 posts out of that picture. lol Oh ya, nice potato lol

The Fatman said...

OWNED!!!

Molly said...

HAHAHAHA!!! That is freakin halarious!! Oh, and congrats on being preg-o again!! (yes, i'm a bit behind in blog world)

robin said...

fyi i had to type in my password to look at your blog. it was officially blocked for adult content.

Chris and Heather Rice said...

Sarah, I didn't realize your blog was not intended for children...my daughter Katelyn was looking over my shoulder and saw the picture of Tyler. She said, "Why is that daddy in his underwear?" I said, "He's just being silly"