Tuesday, September 4, 2012
My husband and I are very big Moose members. My girls were raised at our moose lodge. There is a game room full of free video games as well as a huge outside play area. It's a lodge for family's and a great place to bring your kids. Everyone knows everyone and all the "moose kids" get spoiled with candy bars and sodas. There are always events for the kids and also it is a great place to take the kids so they can play while we watch the NASCAR race every Sunday.
Abby was 4 months old when Paul and I started dating. Every Sunday we would go to the Moose to watch the race and all the members would pass her around. ( all of my husbands friends children were older and everyone missed the presence of having a baby around).
I always enjoyed this time because it would give me a little break from caring for an infant.
Abby charmed the hearts of everyone who came in contact with her. She grew up at our lodge, Took her first steps out there, and new everyone by name.
Every so often we would get a new member and it wouldn't take long for Abby to charm them a well.
One day when she was about 2 yrs old we were out at the lodge watching the race. We had really just started potty training and Bethany (her big sis) said she would help her to the bathroom if she needed it.
They day was going great. Kids were enjoying their game room and full of sugar. Paul and I were enjoying the race and hanging out with friends.
25 laps to go in the race, and one of the newer members came walking towards us and to his side was Abby. My first thought was oh lord she is getting more candy. Boy was I wrong!!
The new member came up and introduced himself and seemed a bit nervous.
Member: hi my name is Keith. And I just wanted to let you know that I found your daughter in the men's bathroom.
Holy shit!!! Where is Bethany and Krysten??
Member: well I really didn't know what to do because she had her pants down and was trying to figure out how to sit in the urinal.
Holy f##k! My husband just started laughing. I was in shock!!! I had completely forgot to show her which bathroom was the girls and boys.
All I could say to this new member was: Welcome to the Moose!!!