As some of you keenly noted in the comment section, Bossy’s son did not accompany the family on their camping vacation this year. It’s been very sad for Bossy, what with the measly three dinner plates and measly three forks and measly three gin and tonics.
But all that measly three business changed yesterday. You see, there was Bossy’s daughter, in the rented pop-up, feeding her book-a-day habit:
Except she wasn’t just reading, she was reading and lounging while Bossy shouted things like, “Put that book down this instant and imitate Rachel Zoe for the amusement of your mother!”
When suddenly, through the pop-up trailer’s aluminum door, there came a rush of city air followed by a low college-like voice that asked, “So where am I sleeping?”
It was very exciting for everyone, especially Bossy who managed to keep the surprise secret from her daughter for three very long days which felt like weeks slipping into eons.
And as a special bonus, Bossy’s family didn’t just gain one camping son for the remainder of their vacation, they gained one camping son’s delightful girlfriend:
Scottsdale Girl saysAugust 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm
Hmmm, must rethink winning board games at whoever the next boyfriend’s is, parent’s house.
Scottsdale Girl saysAugust 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm
And I kindof hate that Bossy’s son has a girlfriend, you know because I was hoping that soon the powers that be would figure out a way to make me 20ish again.
APeetsMom saysAugust 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Oh to be a DELIGHTFUL ONE in a bikini…push that thought aside and instead say “Isn’t it so nice that Bossy’s son and daughter really seem to like each other’s company?!?!”
junebug saysAugust 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Beautiful photos! So glad your son and his gf could join your trip.
BossysMom saysAugust 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm
the son and girlfriend on good old fashioned towels right on the grass…..where everyone under the age of 80 should be…
BossysMom saysAugust 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm
So where are they sleeping…The Saab is not impossible ya know….my 900 was great in seat-down back.
Fabs saysAugust 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm
I love that your daughter and son have such an awesome relationship!
Erin saysAugust 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm
sounds like fun! LOVE the your son joined you! I NEED to know, though: WHAT kind of camera do you use? I’m hoping it’s just a point and shoot kind of thing!! I need to buy one and am intimidated by some of the suggestions I have been receiving which seem to require me to go back to school just to be able to well, “Point and Shoot!!!”
Rebecca saysAugust 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm
I love your son’s sideburns. They remind me of the handsome sideburns my handsome husband had when I fell in love with him when WE were in college.
Joann Winterle saysAugust 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Bossy’s son’s boss misses him at the office but is happy he could join his family camping!
Ms. Cranky Pants saysAugust 7, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Yay Bossy’s son! Your arrival into the Bossy camping nest has given me great comfort today. I know, I need a life. But that’s a whole other topic aside from today’s vodka-soaked comment.
Gramps saysAugust 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Hey, I never complained about you (or anyone else) writing too much about booze. Keep it coming. That’s what I say.
Manic Mommy saysAugust 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Wow! Must be a serious girlfriend to come on vacation and share the rented pop up. Is Bossy’s son sleeping on the table/bed while GF shares bossy’s daughter’s bed or are you even more progressive than we thought??
Julie saysAugust 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm
Is it really, truly terrible that I’ve never even noticed how much Bossy discusses alcohol?
The Zadge saysAugust 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm
A Boozy Bossy is a good thing.
judy saysAugust 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Speaking of train wrecks, Rachel Zoe (the new, much, much thinner version) starts again Monday. Oh, the joys.
Martie saysAugust 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm
I looooove the pic of brother and sister with their hand holding. At my house the reunion picture would have involved pinching, biting and a possible groin kick. Glad to see they likee each other
Extended Family Scouts 1&2 saysAugust 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm
Lobster? Gin? Merlot? Ale? Sending kids to swim in freezing water? Sounds like our kind of vacation- Have fun on Lake Champagne! We love seeing pictures of SOHO Barbie and Ken!
Vanessa saysAugust 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm
I love the brother/sister hand holding. So cute. I always wanted a brother. I just got a really bitchy sister!
Meg at the Members Lounge saysAugust 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm
Dear Bossy’s Son’s Girlfriend’s Family:
The Council assures you she is in good hands. Cast aside any worries!
PS. Dean says “everybody loves somebody sometime”. Especially when camping.
NellyFrittata saysAugust 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Yay! Now if Stella is just crouching outside the pop-up, ready to surprise Bossy’s daughter, then all will be right in the Bossyverse.
NellyFrittata saysAugust 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm
I can’t help it, I’m a little obsessed with Stella.
Audrey at Barking Mad saysAugust 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Your son, outside of the metabolically challenged Elvis, is the only one I have ever seen who can rock sideburns.
Audubon Ron saysAugust 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm
Bossy’s daughter is one of my favs. Bossy’s son is cool. Bossy’s husband looked like he needed a string tied to his you know where when he jumped into that cold water, the string, so he can find his you know what at the public port-o-let, but mostly, Bossy’s eye in the camera frame is good for me. I can say what’s good for me. Can’t I?
Thanks for allowing me to live your Vaca with you. Bossy. Baby. You fine foxy, oh I need to stop…
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysAugust 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm
It does a fellow mama’s heart good to see everyone back in the proverbial fold.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysAugust 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm
I am loving camping vicariously through the Bossy household. Now I don’t feel so bad that we had to scrap our own plans.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysAugust 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm
PS – Love that Bossy’s son was able to join in on the dock rule breaking.
The Domstic Goddess saysAugust 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm
Awesome that he joined you! And she!
Reeb saysAugust 7, 2009 at 7:19 pm
Ya know the schtick where one person’s upper body shows, and another person’s legs are impersonating the upper body’s legs? I saw Gene Wilder doing this the other night on a crazed movie, as if that narrows it down.
So I’m thinking that Pajama Bottoms / Ultra-skinny-jeans Girl has somebody jammed underneath the table in that first shot of her, and hers are straight out in front of her under the table. Because those legs WAY OVER THERE couldn’t possibly be hers.
PS. Congrats on having the whole (albeit Stella-less) fam there now.
MarathonMom saysAugust 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm
Are we going to get to see his cute camping tushie?
Lori saysAugust 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm
Dean Martin wins (posthumously, of course) the Academy Award for being a Real/Fake/Real Drunk Entertainer. Bossy?… she wins the People’s Choice Award for being a Fake/Real/Fake Drunk Blogger.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation Bossy’s Family.
ms picket to you saysAugust 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm
god, you make me happy. kinda like singing I Will Survive in a bathroom.
sugarpie saysAugust 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm
Yay! Everybody’s here! I’m not getting a summer vacation this year, so I’m enjoying yours instead.
(And Bossy, please ignore the Temperance League’s wet blankets. Goodness, don’t they know that setting a New World Standard is thirsty work?)
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysAugust 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm
Is Bossy’s son still wondering where he should sleep?
vanessa saysAugust 8, 2009 at 3:13 am
I heart Bossy. More please.
Grandma J saysAugust 8, 2009 at 10:18 am
So where exactly is Bossy’s son sleeping?
Kecia saysAugust 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm
*sniff* the intertwined fingers and un-sitting down to get closer to big brother made me cry. Thanks for sharing this.
Madness saysAugust 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm
GOOD LOARD BOSSY! That son of yours!! OH THAT SON OF YOURS!!!
Madness saysAugust 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm
yes yes yes .. I second MarathonMoms request ..
Please show Bossys sons cute camping tush .. POST HASTE!
Dharmamama saysAugust 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm
Awwww – HI!! Bossy’s son and Bossy’s son’s girlfriend! I feel better now.
Surcie saysAugust 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Bossy’s blog has the best reader comments in the blogdom.
Kathy from NJ saysAugust 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm
To Bossy’s son’s girlfriend’s parents – please don’t read this.
If they’re over 18, who cares where they sleep? And I’m sure they’re smart enough not to do any hanky-panky in such close quarters with Bossy’s sweet innocent daughter right there.
Jason saysAugust 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm
MAYBE, if I could do it Bossy’s family style, I could be persuaded to go camping. Especially if drinks and crack pipes and beautiful trailers with tables with table cloths and mosquito netting were involved. And if Bossy promised to come, too. Otherwise? Please reserve me a room at the Hyatt.
Ellen saysAugust 9, 2009 at 10:32 pm
I have wanted to go camping again ever since that beach camping trip to the coast near San Simeon. But, I am afreeed of spiders. Did you see any on your east coast trip? If not, then, maybe, just maybe, I’ll venture out again.
Amber Lee saysAugust 10, 2009 at 4:18 am
I never win at the board games! Matthew’s mother has an obnoxious habit of always getting a Yatzee.