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Old 08-08-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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So, my wife was out with friends and my daughter was sleeping over at a friends house....that left just me and the boys (ages 4 and 5) to fend for ourselves. We ate a little dinner, and when I asked them what they wanted to do tonight, they both scream..."Jeep ride..." OK, it's 80 and sunny in Indy, how much better can it get than going on a Jeep ride with your two goofball sons???

We putzed around town, waving at every other Jeep (of course) that was doing the same thing. They would both scream - "Jeep....red one!" -- really loudly. My boys are REALLY good at spotting Wrangler's from long distances. We waved at maybe 10 or so Jeeps, then had a small lull in the action. I talked to them about the history of Jeeps, Jeep ettiquette, and just general stuff about poop, diapers, and legos (that's what little boys always talk about).

After a much needed moment of silence, Matt screams at the top of his lungs, " HEY LOOK, RED JEE.....wait, that's not a Jeep, Daddy."

Nick replies, "Nope, that's not a Jeep. What is that?"

"Guys...that's not a Jeep. That's a Hummer - and we don't like Hummers."

Both boys, "Yea, we don't like Hummers! Why don't we like Hummers, Daddy?"

...and that's the the rubber really met the road on this Jeep ride.

(since I have nothing of real value to add to this Forum (I'm an idiot), I need to post worthless stories like this!)

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I love stories like that. Sounds like the 3 of you had a good time.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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LOL..make sure you go into detail as to why they are such awful waste of money. My child talks about the same things too. Everything about farting is super funny currently.
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Hah great story! I wish my 19 year old son and 30-something year old married daughters were all still five for times like that.
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Hahaha! Great story! We need pics! Kids are such a riot sometimes... One day my youngest was probably about 3 or 4 and we were outside, and being a boy, he was playing in the dirt. His sister saw a worm and squealed, and he just looks at her, and said "I like worms....... they're crunchy tho'" We had to inquire as to exactly how he knew worms were crunchy.....
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My boys (3 & 5) love the jeep. My oldest was actually really mad at his mom for me taking it to work when I first got it. They would much rather be stuffed into the back of a TJ than be in the Outback that has the seat-rest video screens.
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I don't have kids thank god. (only 19 i can wait another 10 or 12 years) But my little sister (10 years old) loves to get me out of bed so i can drive her to school in my jeep with the top and doors off. All her friends think shes so cool and has the coolest big brother
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But my little sister (10 years old) loves to get me out of bed so i can drive her to school in my jeep with the top and doors off. All her friends think shes so cool and has the coolest big brother
Ya know what? From that right there, they are right. Not many big brothers would do that very cool big-brother thing for their ten year old little sisters!
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Ya know what? From that right there, they are right. Not many big brothers would do that very cool big-brother thing for their ten year old little sisters!
Thank you Jerry, I kinda want to see her in a jeep for her first car as well She said she wants a purple one to me before.
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My wife and I adopted 2 girls that are half sisters. The youngest was a fetal alcohol baby, and suffers from reactive attachment disorder. They are now 14 & 16. Life for my youngest is very difficult and she has bouts of violence. Especially towards her sister. However, when things are not going well, we put the top down on our TJ and go for a ride. For some reason that calms her down, and we always have a great time. The girls magically get along, and all is well with the world. So for our family, Jeep time is truly therapeutic!
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Great story... My kids, especially the two youngest (11 & 6), act like a couple of dogs with a foot or their heads soaking up some wind..
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Wow!

Great stories!!

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A Hummer isn't even close to being a Jeep and me and my kid don't consider all those 4 door Jeeps running around to be Jeeps either. Those people should've just bought a grocery getting station wagon!!
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Hah great story! I wish my 19 year old son and 30-something year old married daughters were all still five for times like that.
You need some grand kids!
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This thread is great. My youngest boy is potty training and when he does a good job he does not want candy or some sort of treat. He either wants a Jeep ride or a motorcycle ride. Now that is a real man and he is barely 3.
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My 7 year old son loves to ride in the wrangler, probably because I turn off the airbag and let him ride up front. He loves to climb in the back when the jeep is topless. He used to climb up the rear wheel - I kept a close eye on his foot relative to the valve stem. Now he climbs up the rear bumper to get in. He already wants MY jeep when he is old enought to drive. I'll probably get him a used Jk when the time comes. Better remember to turn the air bag back on when the wife rides up front.
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I just picked my first Jeep up yesterday and my 4 year old was as excited as I was. When I went to pick him up from Pre-K, they were still playing outside. He came running up to the fence with 3 girls in tow "That's my new Jeep!" I realized then that it really is a Jeep thing...
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All those stories make me think of the song "Ive been watching you" by Rodney Atkins....I absolutely love that song and hope to have a son of my own one day and give him rides in my TJ and have experiences like all of you are having.
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I don't have kids of my own but I have had nieces, nephews, my friends kids (and even his wife) all asking to go for a ride in the Jeep.
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after taking my kids for a ride in a friends jeep, nothing big just around the trees in the hills. dust flying around. just a way of spending the day together. My son cryed when we took it back. So, after they went back to there moms.(i get summers only with them) I towed home are are jeep. Only thing better then towing home your new car. Is seeing your kids faces when they find out you got them there own jeep and the summers theres to injoy.
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This thread is great. My youngest boy is potty training and when he does a good job he does not want candy or some sort of treat. He either wants a Jeep ride or a motorcycle ride. Now that is a real man and he is barely 3.
I used that one today. My 3yo ran to the bathroom. We spent the afternoon driving and geocaching in the jeep.
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