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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-06-12 05:33
Subject: [child] Great moments in parenting
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Yesterday evening, [info]the_child, Lisa Costello and I were in the Genre car coming back from dinner with Donnie Reynolds. We'd enjoyed some of the usually excellent fare at Eastburn and discussed at length the current not-so-Sekrit Projekt I've been working on with Donnie for months. (Which, incidentally, is also why I didn't get any keyboard time on my writing yesterday.) Cats were herded, food was consumed, the evening air was enjoyed with the top down on the car.

We pulled into the garage at Nuevo Rancho Lake. [info]the_child looked up toward the ceiling. The following conversation ensued.

[info]the_child:"Dad, is that a whip?"
[info]jaylake:"What?"
[info]the_child::: points ::
[info]jaylake:"No, that's just some wires on the wall."
[info]the_child:"Not those. That." :: points again ::
[info]jaylake:"Uh..."
Lisa Costello::: dies laughing ::
[info]the_child:"I don't want to know, do I?"
[info]jaylake:"Actually, it's your mother's."


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cypherindigo
User: cypherindigo
Date: 2012-06-12 12:39 (UTC)
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Good answer.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-06-12 12:48 (UTC)
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A good answer which has the unusual added benefit of being true! (Most of the weird stuff around Nuevo Rancho Lake belongs to me...)
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rekre8
User: rekre8
Date: 2012-06-12 19:33 (UTC)
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You *are* most of the weird stuff.
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joycemocha
User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-06-12 13:24 (UTC)
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Ah well, generally whips around my household are unremarkable (and, due to me Actually! Being! Horse! Person!, generally in a state of disrepair). Which is typical for a horse person. I also have various spurs around the house as well but, like whips...not just a purpose but, y'know, they're all different with different usages.

(Which reminds me, my current dressage whip is toast. Gotta go get a legal one. Things Horse People Say..."is this whip legal?" "Is this bit legal?" "Are these spurs legal?" All related to show rules wrt whip length, bit and spur types. Non-legal stuff gets you disqualified)
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scarlettina: LOL!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-06-12 13:53 (UTC)
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MotC clearly has unplumbed depths. Makes me wonder about what conversation ensued with her later that day.
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selfavowedgeek: Monkeyboy
User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2012-06-12 14:25 (UTC)
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Beverage-alert worthy.

Just sayin'.
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mlerules: Saucy Dom
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-06-12 16:28 (UTC)
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Keyword:Saucy Dom
Hee - PRICELESS!
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MG Ellington
User: xjenavivex
Date: 2012-06-13 01:14 (UTC)
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so nice

i had to tuck a leash back under the couch not long ago. it was ours. we have no pets at the house. at least it went unseen.
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