Yesterday after lunch, Bossy and her family decided to go bowling since it was one of those rare days when neither her husband nor her son had to work. And it was an even rarer day because Bossy wasn’t stuck at home contemplating the usage of words such as neither and nor.
Bossy and her family made several calls to the bowling alley prior to their arrival in order to check lane availability, and they were repeatedly assured that the establishment was all but empty.
Bossy and her family prepaid for two games and then secured their bowling shoes in the appropriate sizes:
First Bossy’s son was up:
Bossy’s son stepped forward and pushed the ball away from his chest and down, swinging the arm like a pendulum while his bent knees served to balance the shifting of his weight as the ball rolled from his hand:
Next up was
Gene Kelly Bossy’s husband:
Always supportive, Bossy and her family never provided snarky commentary or laughed when one of the bowlers in their group lobbed a gutter ball:
Next in the line-up was Bossy’s daughter:
And then last but not least, Bossy prepares for her own turn:
Against all survival-of-the-fittest convention, the winner of the first game was none other than that lucky penny, Bossy’s husband! And the winner of the second game was, er, yeah—that would be Bossy’s husband.
What Happens Next saysJuly 16, 2008 at 9:57 am
That was clearly longer than a three minute photo session.
Is your Nikon going to be okay?
Mary saysJuly 16, 2008 at 9:58 am
Bossy your family is so cute!!
vuboq saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:01 am
omg! i was just telling Y yesterday that we should go bowling. it looks like you had a total blast-o-rama! *smooches*
Camille saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:05 am
I have never liked bowling, but this makes it look fun again!
Brava97 saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:07 am
Bowling with my nieces and nephews are some of my favorite family times. I always make sure none of them is the lowest scorer. But not on purpose.
~Monkey saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:17 am
I’m 28, but do you think Bossy’s son would be my big brother?
Momo Fali saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:22 am
When I met Bossy in Indy, I had my very own bowling ball in the trunk of my car. Too bad we never got to the bowling. Darn beer.
All Adither saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:42 am
You family looks FUN. I want to hang out with you.
Katie saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:47 am
I was sure that all my Wii bowling would make me a great bowler in real life as well. I was DEAD. WRONG. I still stink at bowling (and every other sport, for that matter), but I love to go with my hubby and watch him win. Glad you had a fun day with the fam!
Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:51 am
love the pics! Have a great time this weekend 🙂
Andrea's Sweet Life saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:51 am
Why is it that Bossy’s family always makes me go “Awwwww”?
notjustbarbra saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:52 am
Yay! Bowling is fun. We like to go bowlingn together. Bossy’s husband looks like he has bowled before. Um, a lot.
Love the picture at the end. That is funny.
Jacquie saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:56 am
Fun day! But the problem with daytime bowling is that those stuffy AARP types sometimes frown upon the mass consumption of beer.
HIlary saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:59 am
Love that last shot.. totally heartwarming and smile-evoking.
Avitable saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:09 am
I think you should have let your son take photos of you bowling. It’s only fair!
Jodi aka soNOTcool saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:10 am
I find that a dying camera is very useful BECAUSE … it means that you get to buy a new camera.
Now, where’s my hammer?
Debby saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:18 am
Fabulous family fun day! Great job Bossy!
But still, I need a hair shot.
Kate saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:24 am
That is my new favorite post! The last picture is very sweet and funny.
biddy saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:28 am
i haven’t been bowling in a very long time. probably not since i sent a ball BOUNCING three lanes over and then into the gutter.
and when are you going to show us your hair woman!?
Meg saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:33 am
Couldn’t one of Bossy’s cute family members have pried the Nikon out of Bossy’s fingers in order to take a real shot of Bossy bowling?
Dara saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:34 am
That looks like so much fun. My 6 year old loves to bowl. I love her teeny-tiny tootsies in bowling shoes.
Maddy saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:36 am
They’re very patient with you aren’t they, or do I mean indulgent?
Either way, glad you all had fun together.
Nicole saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:38 am
Love the photos! =)
Lisa saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:38 am
Bossy’s husband is hot.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:56 am
Um, this is totally wrong I know, but you know what I was left thinking after this post. The only thing I was left thinking? Bossy’s husband has a nice butt.
And I like Bossy’s hair color.
That is all.
Undomestic Diva saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:58 am
OMG, love the last photo! Bowling is overlooked often as the funnest group activity EVER.
Yes, I just typed “funnest.”
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:59 am
Um, this is totally wrong I know, but you know what I was left thinking after this post? The only thing I was left thinking? Bossy’s husband has a nice butt.
And I like Bossy’s hair color. It will come in handy if Bossy is ever up for the part of Loni Anderson in the movie version of WKRP in Cincinnati.
That is all.
David saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Bossy’s Son: Nice legs!
Bossy’s Husband: Nice ass!
Bossy’s Daughter: Nice…um…attitude?
Bossy: Nice family! So sweet.
My family vacation is next week. We will not be looking quite so “Family Circus.”
The Domestic Goddess saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Gee. Gene Kelly sure has changed over the past few years. Still cute, though.
feefifoto saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:13 pm
Bossy should have requested bumpers, you know, for the kids.
Lisa saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm
This is one of your cutest ever posts!!
You and your lucky penny are so damn fortunate!! Count your blessings!
love me some bossy at the beach!
anyone interested in a darling beach cottage for sale, come on over.. Its listed and waiting..teeny view, teeny cottage and teeny price..
sorry bossy, I need to sell this place!
The Mom saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm
So fun. Our bowling alley was yanked and now we have to drive 20 miles for the closest one. DRive. with. these. gas. prices. HA!
Smalltown Mom saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm
We would have liked to see a picture of Bossy bowling.
Susan saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm
That’s it. I’m coming to live with you.
The Sister You Never Knew You Had But Will Soon Meet
Raz saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:49 pm
The last picture is why I’ve always wanted an older brother.
Seriously I love your family. Adopt me?
UnsureExposure saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Wow.. Bossy and her Nikon should become professional bowling photographers. Love the shots! Such a fantastic post.
mr. lootiatto saysJuly 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm
bossys husband. More like Alvin Ailey (or Alvin Alley)
CarolynOnline saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:01 pm
I love it when men go all Pro-Bowling tour with the follow through foot action.
andrea saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:02 pm
I can’t the remember the last time I went bowling. Can adults use those bumpers for the gutter?
Laura saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:04 pm
Looks like a fun afternoon! That is a great shot of the kids and the hubby-so cute!
marchelle saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm
BOSSY. Your fam looks darn cool.
notmuchofacook saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:17 pm
I do a whole lot better at Wii bowling. I am almost a pro, tho my grandson beat me to it. And, FYI, white-haired folks of the AARP ilk need love, too, missy.
What a beautiful family you have.
Domestic Spaz saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:19 pm
The last picture? BEST FAMILY PHOTO EVER.
Is that now framed on your wall? It should be.
rb saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm
You taunt us. WHERE YOUR HAIR AT, GIRL????
Aimee saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm
I love bowling, but I bowl granny style…none of that flare with which your family bowls.
The Girl Next Door saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm
I cannot BELIEVE your kids let you take photos! I am so jealous! Plus what an awesome day of fun and a great photo story.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
So that’s how one lone shoe ends up in a parking lot!
Foolery saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm
You didn’t tell us you were married to the FTD Florist.
Jennifer saysJuly 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm
You have the greatest family!! Will you come raise my children, so they turn out as well as your kids? (Bossy Poppins!) No? Not even for a little while? Can I mail them to you? Leave them on your front porch? Hello? You are so quiet, I would ALMOST think you were running away from me as fast as Bossily possible…
Tootsie Farklepants saysJuly 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm
It’s official. BOSSY has the cutest family ever.
Chicky Chicky Baby saysJuly 16, 2008 at 2:13 pm
fer chrissake i love your family. can you adopt me? and teach me how to bowl?
Little Miss Sunshine State saysJuly 16, 2008 at 2:28 pm
BEST PICTURE. The one where it looks like Bossy’s daughter is balancing a bowling ball between her knees.
Heather saysJuly 16, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Well you don’t have the scowley teenager glare that I get when I try to take photos of Giggles at the Bowling alley. Bossy must tell me her secret!
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysJuly 16, 2008 at 2:51 pm
I forget how much I like bowling until I see other people doing it. Thanks Bossy! I think this needs to be our next family outing.
NutellaonToast saysJuly 16, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Damn it bossy, I’m so envious of your not-dysfunctional family.
In fact, I’m pretty sure this blog is actually fictional…
meleah rebeccah saysJuly 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm
Bossy’s family fun time makes me want to go bowling.
Kristin saysJuly 16, 2008 at 3:11 pm
Seriously, it is my goal to raise a family as happy as yours!!!!
Bridget saysJuly 16, 2008 at 3:13 pm
I LOVE the fourth photo in the series of Bossy’s dauther photos. Perfect!
Michael Bains saysJuly 16, 2008 at 3:45 pm
It’s funny; even though I kept expecting something interesting, in a Bossy kind o’ way, to happen, when, come the end, nothing had, I was in no way disappointed.
You really must rock!
Megan saysJuly 16, 2008 at 4:32 pm
Bossy has an adorable and talented family. Bowling does not agree with me and last time my husband went he was sore for weeks.
Katy saysJuly 16, 2008 at 4:41 pm
Bossy’s family looks like fun! I only bowl when there is beer involved.
Say What? saysJuly 16, 2008 at 4:42 pm
Tuesday is traditionally AARP day EVERYWHERE! Grocery stores, pharmacies, bowling alleys, strip…oops nevermind!
Looks like you and the family had a blast! I am surprised that Bossy’s Son didn’t grab the camera and take a pic of Bossy from the rear just to get back at Bossy. Not that I would do something like that to my mother. Nope, not at all.
Moi saysJuly 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm
I love these field trips with Bossy. I would do this with my own children, but they are currently in the “how can I drive my mom insane?” stage of development.
Mrs. G. saysJuly 16, 2008 at 5:32 pm
Bossy, your hair IS ashy.
Sass E-mum saysJuly 16, 2008 at 5:32 pm
Awww. Not just cheesey, but warm fuzzy cheesey.
dexter saysJuly 16, 2008 at 5:54 pm
you guys are like the Cosbys, but much much cooler
Madness saysJuly 16, 2008 at 6:46 pm
Please stop teasing Madness with *talk* of the hair and please SHOW Madness the hair! Please!?!? Bowl on Boss’ers .. Bowl on.
Mr Farty saysJuly 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm
I love that there’s an ad in BOSSY’s sidebar for “Shampoo & Conditioner with Serums, For Damage Caused by Highlights”.
Almost as much as I love bowling.
Bossy's Friend Martha's Sister saysJuly 16, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Hey tall bossy daughter, ya lost yoar flip flop!
kate saysJuly 16, 2008 at 7:27 pm
did bossy bowl?
Cactus Petunia saysJuly 16, 2008 at 8:30 pm
Bossy’s husband has great form! And I have one question: Did Bossy’s hair get her the AARP discount, at least?
Leaf, probably... saysJuly 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm
hehe, that last picture makes me so happy!
You have the coolest family.
Auds saysJuly 16, 2008 at 9:49 pm
Bowling shoes…so trendy and fashionable yet match with absolutely nothing!
So jealous that your kids oblige you and let you take the “family day out” photos. I have been threatened with TP’ing, Streamers plastered to the house (isn’t TPing bad enough?) and eldest threatening to never come home on college breaks (now hey, I think we might have a winner!) should I decide to take pictures of her whilst bowling.
anne marie in philly saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm
bossy’s husband has excellent form! (she sighed as she drooled over the computer keyboard)
bossy’s son comes in a close second! (D-U-D-E!)
the final pix is a classic!
Colleen saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm
Bossy has the most adorable, cute, fun family ever.
wrekehavoc saysJuly 16, 2008 at 10:54 pm
great post, but you forgot the one thing about bowling necessary to note: it’s all about the shoes 😉
oh, a hawaiian shirt doesn’t hurt, either 😉
Amy saysJuly 16, 2008 at 11:05 pm
You have a beautiful family 🙂 But really, is your hair THAT bad that you refuse photos??
Deborah J saysJuly 17, 2008 at 1:51 am
Yup…sometime soon you’re going to have to show us the hair.
Alex Kirby saysJuly 17, 2008 at 10:23 am
Stop with all the cuteness/sweetness!!!
Eloise saysJuly 17, 2008 at 10:32 am
Bless you, Bossy. I am stuck in a hospital room with my daughter who is undergoing a 48-hour video-monitored EEG, and Bossy’s post and especially the picture of Bossy bowling made me LAUGH OUT LOUD. How did Bossy know I needed a little comic relief, Bossy-style?
www.startswithanx.com saysJuly 17, 2008 at 11:16 am
Dude, that’s an All-American family if I ever saw one. I imagine you guys going home and baking an apple pie while your husband and son play catch in the back yard. Your daughter would be, I don’t know, brushing her hair like Marsha Brady always did.
Jennifer saysJuly 17, 2008 at 11:07 pm
I love that last photo.
You are blessed.
tanyetta saysJuly 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm
nikon and knock down with pins should never be uttered! 🙂
Melissa saysJuly 23, 2008 at 12:27 am
I have been a lurker for quite some time and I most say I love you, but I lurve your son more. I am going to marry him so I can have a Bossy-In-Law. Heaven.