So most of you know that Lazy Dad is from Wisconsin and I’m from Texas. As I’ve said before, this keeps things, shall we say…. interesting.
But what you may not have put together is that that means we have mixed children.
Northern Father, Southern Mother.
Because you non-Texan people may not know this, but Texans don’t consider themselves a “state out West.” Nope. We totally consider ourselves a Southern state. (Well, at least the Texans in East Texas do, I can’t vouch for the rest of the state.)
In fact, when I first heard someone tell me that Texas was a “state out West” I went toe-to-toe with them.
How DARE you! We are SOUTHERNERS and I’ve got two six-shooters that agree with me, so don’t you go forgettin’ it neither, ya hear?! *s-pew* (that’s my spitting sound in case you were wondering)
At any rate, when I make it home to Texas I always try and hunt down Texas shirts for my kids. Since they live “in the North” I feel it’s important to remind them that they are mixed children and have some Southern in their blood as well.
My last visit to Texas was this Fall, where I searched and searched and searched for Texas shirts for my poor mixed children. You’d think Texas would have them on every corner, but they don’t. At least not in the Fall.
In the end I found one for my 6 year old and had to settle for two shirts that have the name of my hometown on it for the 7 and 9 year old.
Now, the whole reason I’m telling you all of this is because of something my 7 year old is doing today at school… Cowboy Day.
I’m ashamed to tell you that we currently don’t even own a cowboy hat. Much less boots, chaps, spurs, vests, lasso’s, and the like. In fact, I had to borrow a few things from a friend (a northern friend, mind you), and I ended up buying him some poor excuse for cowboy boots at our northern Walmart.
I am ashamed, ASHAMED that I haven’t tried harder to keep their Texas blood alive and well in them, like my dear friend Traci does with her boys. *sigh*
But yesterday, on my facebook wall, my mother leaves a comment saying, “I want pics of the cowboy!!! Can’t wait to see what a half-Texan looks like!”
So I thought that just in case you all were wondering what a half-Texan looks like too, I’d post his pictures here for all to see….
Yup. He’s the rootin’ tootin’est! Rough and toughen’est! Coyote howlin’est half-Texan you’ve ever seen!
And I’ve got two six-shooters that agree with me, so don’t you go sayin’ otherwise, ya hear? *s-pew*
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