Mom and I also worked on a few display ideas and this is what we came up with... We don't know how they will be laid out on the table but we will figure that out when we get there.
Alpaca Sample display
Stitch Marker display
Anyway, we roped like normal and then took a dinner break. After we ate and went back to roping Dad called Mom and said he was getting tired and could she come trade places with him so he could come home and go to bed. Mom, like every other time, thought nothing of it and came on out in the car to send him home.
When Mom got there she saw everyone in their Sunday best and the cookout going on. Did I mention that Mom didn't get cleaned up because Dad said in his text to her that it was just us three boys there roping??? She came out in her shelter work shirt, shorts and her mix matched crocks. In Mom's words she was horrified ... But what could she do? When she found out that they had fed us Mom went and told them how sorry she was that she had not provided anything to go with the meal and explained that had she known that it was a cook out she would have made every effort to do her part.
To be honest I didn't really understand what the big deal was. Then this morning Mom told me a story and that kind of made me understand. Or at least I think I understand most of it anyway. Mom asked me how I would feel if my Friend had a big cookout and roping. She said that what if when his horse got hurt and needed doctoring he called me to help him do it and of course I went but then he left me to doctor the horse and he went back to his cookout and roping???
My heart sunk ... I knew I would have been very hurt and angry. (Just like Mom is) I know that I didn't do right in that situation but I also think that my Dad should have known what to do. Shouldn't he have been the one to call Mom and explain?? Shouldn't he have been the one to excuse us and say that we really should go home and eat with Mom??? How am I suppose to know what to do if my own Dad doesn't ... Now we are both in the Dog House ... Thanks DAD!!!!