Watching from the Portable Potty!




On Friday, I was given tickets to see Sarah Palin at a rally. At the last minute, I decided to go and take the kids out of school to come, too. My son has been studying the Bill of Rights, voting and elections at school. So I thought what better way to make it all come alive than to be part of a political rally for a President/Vice-President nominee.
Of course , my son was very intrigued with the secret service men, metal detectors and the sharp shooters on the rooftops.

We were there very early but still it was jammed!!! This man told me to move up and get those kids to the front to see..."They are the future!" How right he was!

Of course, on a funny note, Mrs. Type A personality I am! We get there very early...stand there over an hour and half and that was after the line past the metal detectors...Palin gets on stage...starts to talk! WHAT DO I HEAR???? My middle child saying "I have to go to the bathroom!".

OH my...it was like the parting of the red sea...we had to squeeze ourselves from the front through hundreds of people to get to the porta potty in the BACK with an umbrella stroller!!! Then after, my son asks "Can't we go back to our spot?"

59 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

How exciting! My girls would be THRILLED to see Sarah Palin- and me, too! What a wonderful field trip!:) Lori

Liz said...

Ooh, I am so jealous. I love Sarah Palin!! How exciting for you and your children!

Jan said...

That man was so awesome to tell you that. I bet it was so great to see her too. Next time make them wear a diaper. I don't care if they are 18 or not. That is the last thing you want to hear :)

Rachel said...

How stinking cool to see her in person! Lucky duck... Even if it was from the Porta Potty vantage point. :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I'm still laughing at Jan's comment-What a crack up!
And your "parting of the red sea" you girls are just too funny! Well, at least you got to see her up close for a little bit! :) Even if it was only for a second!
Robin~♥

Betsy said...

A great experience for your little ones. So important to get them involved.

Preppy 101 said...

A great experience with a wonderful little story to go along with it! ;)

Weeksie50 said...

I love love love Sarah Palin.
How fun that you took your little guy.. sorry you were stuck in the potty area. Ack. Those things scare me.

Heather said...

How funny - doesn't that always seem to happen when you planned it out so well? What a great experience though to bring your son to see Sarah! Something he will never forget! Even if it was by the porta potty!

Living Balanced said...

What a privilege! I'm glad to read about all these Palin fans. Its absolutely heart-wrenching to read of the opposing ticket... so thank you, thank you, thank you.

April said...

Too funny!...well, not when it's happening to YOU!! Why does it never fail that kids have a way of needing to go to the bathroom at the most inconvenient times?? Been there and done that a thousand and one times!! :)

I would love to have seen Sarah Palin! I think she's a keeper!

Beth said...

Oh man what a moment! Haven't we all been there with you.

I once had to "drop off" at the busy Atl. airport. You "can't" leave your car and mine said, "I have to go". What a panicy moment!

Suz said...

So exciting for you and the kids...the potty thing, you knew it was coming. They always do that!!!!
My hubby saw her a few weeks ago, I would have loved to join him but someone has to get the kids to and from school. I'm just sayin....

Ashley Griffin said...

that is soooo funny!! and i am SOOOO jealous you got to see my bff sarah palin :)

how was the rally. was she as good live as on the tv??

nikkicrumpet said...

oh man....what a great thing to be able to see her in person...and for the kids to experience it with you. So sorry about the "pee-emergency"

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this! I imagine it was wonderful seeing Sara Palin. I had to chuckle at the potty break episode. This is a delightful post!

Thanks!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

oops...make that SaraH Palin..

I need to do a better job of proof reading my comments!

lmerie said...

Priceless!

Sandy said...

I'd love to see her ...we took our kids years ago to a rally. Lotsa waiting and standing, but worth it!

Debbie said...

Makes you miss those diaper changes humm?

Lauren and Justin said...

oh man... isn't that the way it always goes??

heather said...

That is awesome!! I mean, not the having to travel to the port-a-potty, but just getting to go! And take your son!

Darlene said...

HOW NEAT that you went and took the kids. What a memory that will be!

Wanda said...

Awesome!

Glad you were able to go....
sorry the little one had to go, too....haha.

Never fails....when we are the farthest from the RR someone in my brood has to GO!

Angie said...

The fabric om my chair is Waverly Saison de Printemps in Saffron. I got it from a local shop called Betsy's. You can order it from Joanns and other places I'm sure. The checked fabric came from Joanns. That is so awesome you and your kids got to go the the rally. Go McCain/Palin!!!

Rebeckah said...

So seriously funny : ). And typical! Those port a potty's gross me out, but Kaishon thinks it is SO cool that he can go to the bathroom in a plastic building. Come to think of it, my husband likes them too. Boys are WIERD : ) but wonderful!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

What a fun opportunity! Too bad that potty breaks always seem to come at the most inconvenient times =)

Angie
www.nanasboxnonprofit.blogspot.com

Daphine said...

Sorry! I laughed a bit on this one. Kids! Gotta love 'em, huh?
This will be a memory you can definitely share with him in years to come. "Can we go back to our spot?" This was hilarious. Sorry again!

Now on a serious note, I would have LOVED the opportunity to see Sarah Palin. Glad you got to go! How neat!

dlh said...

One year at college a friend went with her daughter to see a candidate in a inside venue. The students were warned the Secret Service do not take kindly to jokes, its very serious business. The boy in front of them had a camera and the SS asked if he was here with his girlfriend, he said no, so the agent picked up the camera, took a picture of my friends very cute daughter and said "explain that one to her" It was great.

Monogramchick said...

Weriously?! That is hysterical. I love that you went and that you took your children and I LOVE that you had to go to the porta-potty after working your way to the fron of the mass crowd--I am so sorry!

Monogramchick said...

Seriously, seriously, seriously...sorry for my type-o!

Rach said...

What an awesome opportunity that was! That SO sounds like something that would happen to me. {porta potty} LOL! Thanks for stopping by. Good to meet you!

Rae said...

What an awesome opportunity. I bet there are not many who can say they was Palin from the porto pots! Too funny!!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

What an oppritunity!!! My boys would have loved it!

Montee said...

I would have loved to see Sarah Palin! My husband would really like to see her, he thinks she's a hottie. Funny potty story. When your kids have kids, you can remind them of it.

The Blonde Duck said...

I probaly would have done the same thing. I think Sarah Palin is wonderful! How exciting for ya'll!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What an incredible experience for the kids...I am glad you took them!

When you have kids, someone always has to go to the bathroom...and it is never at a good time!

JuJu and Family said...

Classic...kids always have the best timing. My son did that at Disneyland after we waited in line for 30 minutes to ride Dumbo. We were next in line and the urge to use the restroom came. Love the story

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Wonderful that you got to go!! And take the kids, too, despite the potty break. I just bought "Sarah Palin: a New Kind of Leader," and can't wait to start reading it tonight.

Pray for Sarah and the country!!

Ms. Tee said...

What a cute story -
We went to Washington, D.C. a while back, and our youngest son was very intrigued with the security detail everwhere. :)
I'd love to see what you do with your pineapples!

Runner Mom said...

Great post!! Isn't that always what happens when you find the perfect spot? Oh, well!!! Glad that y'all had a great time!
Blessings,
Susan

Homestic Affairs said...

Don't ya just love making memories!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

No stinkin way....you got to go? Did you take those pics yourself of Sarah? They are awesome!!

duchess said...

I feel like I'm always watching everything from the potty - my daughter can't pass one up.

Yay for seeing Sarah Palin - I'm extremely jealous.

Keli said...

Wow...what a wonderful moment for you and your kids! I love that you took them with you! And, WHY oh WHY, do our children have to go to the bathroom during the exciting, important moments!?

Anna K. said...

*laughing and wiping tear from eye* Oh, Honey, that sounds like somethin' I'd do! My son's bladder has the craziest sense of timing....

Love what the gentleman said, too. So true!

Jen r. said...

That sounds sooo familiar. Even if they had just gone.....What a fun thing!

JuJu and Family said...

Hi there Sandy Toes...please take a look at my last post...there's something there for you. :-)
Take Care

Beehind Thyme said...

OH...MY...GOODNESS!!! How exciting that would have been. My son would jump over the moon to see her... He is really into this upcoming election due to the fact he will finally be of age to vote... She is his hero...

Love your blog... the music & the crashing of waves makes me close my eyes and vision that I am sitting right there on the beach... wish I was sitting on the dock of the bay... wasting thyme...I don't have that right now to waste...

Your children are... BEAUTIFUL!!! Enjoy every living moment w/ them... they grow soooooooo fast.

I will be back to visit... Blessings 2 you this AuTuMn DaY, Pamela

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I am so jealous~ I would LOVE to see Sarah Palin! :) I'm telling you, that is so true to life when you're a mom! And what can you do? So funny what Jan at the top of your comments said about making them wear a diaper. I swear sometimes I miss those day, then I think actually not! :) So glad you all got this opportunity! :) Have a great night! :)

Suz said...

What an exciting time! Love the story about your child having to go to the potty and then asking to go back to the front. I just love stories like that!

Lora said...

Oh, that is too funny! I was telling my hubby your story and he says that we'll just *astronaut* it if we ever get a chance like that:)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

So cool! I would have loved to be there to see a little part of history. You are so lucky!
Carrie

Our Complete Family said...

Oh I bet this was awesome, even if it was from the potty view!!! ;) I love the earlier above diaper comment. That is funny stuff!

Katie said...

Awesome, did you take those pictures? You must have been close. Where do you live in Oh? I live in OH.
Katie <><

Sweet Simplicity said...

What an educational trip for the kiddos! Too bad about the timing of the bathroom break!

Katie said...

Oh! I wish I could see her!! I love her!

That is such a hilarious story about the bathroom bit...haha!

Tami said...

This was a great story, and oh, the bathroom part- DEFINITELY life with kids!!!

What a great opportunity to see her in person. I had a chance to see her here in NH, but never went.....I wish I had!!!!

Christina said...

I have no idea how Obama can be a head? All of the blogs that I have seen with anything at all have all been for Macane. Quilters, Bikers, and people like you, who else is there?