Sunday, May 18, 2008

What Do Rednecks Do When They Live on a Golf Course?

Well, if you live in my house, you go "laking". What is "laking"? you might ask. Well, that would be when you get into the lakes on the course and find the golf balls. The plan is to clean them and then sell them to the golfers (probably the same ones who lost them in the first place!) The golf course we live on is very tight, and there are lots of water hazzards to hit your ball into. Richard used to do this when he was young, so all my boys have been planning it since we started building the house. We have now recruited our neighbor and his 13 year old son, as well. (We did this before the course flooded this week)


I do have to say that I do NOT go laking! The boys have been a couple of times, and keep talking about it, so I knew I had to go and take pictures. I have to say, it is one of the most hysterical things I have ever seen. Cade and I did not get in the water. We stood on the green and collected the balls that the boys would throw from the water. There were hundreds! Final count from this one night was 1300 golf balls! Can you believe it? All together, we have about 2,500 golf balls in our garage.


There were a couple of scares when we were out there. A car looked like it was coming our way, so I told Cade to get down. While we were crouched on the green, the sprinkler started spraying water all over us. Of course, I was holding the camera so I had to run to keep it dry. The boys thought that was hysterical. Then a neighbor who lives close to the lake we were in, started shining a big light to see what was going on. We tried to hide, but it was useless. Thank goodness, I have at least met these neighbors because Richard was hiding in the water! They left me there to take all the heat. They didn't come out until they saw it was a "friendly" visit. I could have killed them!


So, here are the pictures:
Here are the 3 boys and 2 dads going into the water. No, it's not the safest thing they could be doing on a Saturday night, but they will never be able to say they had a boring childhood!



Here are the three big boys. They were squating down. The water only came up to their knees right there, but they were cold.


Here is a shot of the green as they were throwing the balls up. This wasn't even close to all of them. Cade and I ran around collecting them in a net. We had to dodge the balls because they were throwing them so fast.


Here is some of the group with the "loot". That entire garbage can is filled to the top (plus what's on top). 1300 balls!

Here's Braden the next day. We were dying to know how many golf balls fit into that garbage can, so the boys counted them all. They are now washing them and dividing them into groups. There will be $1 balls, $.50 balls, and $.25 balls. They will actually make a good bit of money this summer doing this!

Truth is, I'm a little embarrassed to show you all this post because I am sure you think we're crazy. Truth is, we are, and we love it that way!

16 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

wow they will make some MAJOR spending money!

Cyndi said...

Love it! We live on the golf course maybe I should send Brady in the ponds. Thanks for the idea.

Mission to Macie said...

y'all have got to be the coolest parents!!

sara said...

WOW!!!! What fun :=) I would have LOVED this as a kiddo!!

Did Kim tell you about the PJs?? I haven't asked her - but let me know if she gets back to you!

Happy Laking!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

LOVE the pictures...
Looks like fun..
Of course they would leave you to talk...
Have a Great Week..

Sherri said...

You guys crack me up! This is hysterical!

My mother in law lives on a golf course in California....she doesn't keep much in her house that is kid oriented.....there wasn't really anything for the kids to do until they found the wheelchair in the garage.....

I would say that it's probably okay that your kids retrieved golf balls, considering what my kids did with that wheelchair on the golf course!

Sherri

Carey said...

That is hilarious! And very covert. Although you do know that now all your neighbors could know about it since you blogged it? LOL I love it! I need to be more spontaneous!

Bella's mama said...

This is too funny!!!! Lots of fun, lots of balls, lots of memories what could be better?

Courtney said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday night to me! Boys are great, aren't they? It is never dull at your house is it?

Courtney
www.blaineandchloe.blogspot.com

Walker said...

LOL!!! You are cracking me up! I've never heard of such.
I love the fact that y'all did this together as a family... I know your boys will treasure (as you will 2) these memories for a very long time!!
Great Post!!
Keisha

Meredith Teagarden said...

My boys would have adored laking! You sound like fun parents to me, your boys have trained you well ;)! And I would not get in the water either !!

Aaron and Erica said...

I have never heard of "laking" until now! This sounds like so much fun, and I'm glad you got some pictures to show us :)

Erica

Steffie B. said...

OMW.....you are hilarious!!!!

Kimber said...

GREAT idea and I think you sound like a very fun family--not crazy at all

Rony said...

OMG, I nearly pee'd myself!!! That is hysterical AND I bet fun. Now, you wouldn't get me in that lake for anything, and especially at night, but it looks like they had a great time. AND think of all the money they are going to make selling those gof balls back to the golfers! lol... Schmart boyz.

cougchick said...

that absolutely cracks me up. Isn't it fun living in a frat house....Lol.

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