Chocolate and Other Birthday Delights

Picture your father and mother.

Go ahead. Close your eyes and picture them.

Now, picture them with their index and pinky fingers raised in a satanic salute, heads banging, bouncing in their seats, while they sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” with you, your best friend and your brother…

Yes, it was one of THOSE nights.

One of those miraculous nights when father, mother, daughter, friend-of-daughter and son actually enjoy each other’s company.

When 16-year-old son doesn’t complain about how annoying his 13-year-old sister and her friend is.
When daughter doesn’t ask son to stop bugging her. Repeatedly.
When they watch a three hour movie and all agree that it doesn’t suck.
When they blast A Night At The Opera at eardrumsbleeding volume on the car CD player (much to the chagrin of the 7-11 patrons).
When they introduce daughter’s friend to the delights of Heart Attack Alley for the first time.
When they go to a really nice fondue restaurant in jeans and t-shirts and proceed to lay waste to TWO pots of chocolate…including daughter and friend-of-daughter literally scraping the bottom of said pots to the point that they needed no further cleaning…and winding up with father tossing mint packets to daughter and friend-of-daughter, but missing son–instead, heaving it over into a neighboring booth…

Chocolate and sugar overdose.
Giggling teenage girls.
These are not things my parents would have been thrilled with.

But I was.

It was one of THOSE nights.

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6 Responses to Chocolate and Other Birthday Delights

  1. statia says:

    that’s going to be one serious “hangover” tomorrow morning for those two.

  2. bobbi k says:

    Sounded like the whole family had fun. It such a good thing to do and will probably be one of the fondest memories you and your children will cherish the rest of your lives.

  3. I didn’t eat that much chocolate…no hangover for me! (Not that I’d notice)

    And my sister’s friend came over the next day…no hangover for them either!

  4. Ejen says:

    Ahh the fond memories of family life…these things you will remember in your elder years…yup that would be next year right Solonor…hehe…

    Great to hear All had fun…looking forward to trying the fondue myself…bringing extra insulin for the occasion…hehe

  5. Domino says:

    Sounds like fun.

    I recently had a fun time with my 14 year old niece. I was driving her home after she did some babysitting for us. She’s into Blink 182, Green Day, etc… I got out my “Old School” cd’s and blasted the stereo with some Blue Oyster Cult, Clash, and a bit of Megadeth. She was pretty impressed. It was a bonding moment. She had actually never heard “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. It was fun. And I’m now the “cool” uncle.

  6. Pepperkat says:

    Guess whut…Ashley (mi friend) Came over the next day…we went to a ice-cream shop and she got a Dark Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cup with Double Dark Chocolate ice cream with Hot Fudge, Chocolate Chips, and Chocolate Jimmys…BTW I DID have a “hangover”…I just chose to ignore it…

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