Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We put the "fun" in dysFUNctional

The prodigal son has returned from faraway college land, and as such, we decided that dinner with ALL of our minions would be appropriate, even though no one was actually having a birthday.

Yes, we had family dinner Sunday night. And yes, that means that dysfunctionality and hilarity were on the menu.

It's the first time all of us (including Fabulous Girlfriend and Rocky) were together since ... well, I'm not even sure when.

We went to a familiar location -- the scene of the Roo-girl's birthday dinner last July -- where they seem to be accustomed to parties of nine with no verbal gatekeepers.

Drama King: Mmmmm, jambalaya. Rocky, do you want a bite?

Rocky: No. Is that shrimp?

Drama King: Yeah ... this from the guy who is eating pig's ass.

Evil Mother: Pig's ass??????

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Drama King: You got pizza??

Rocky: Yeah, remember the whole conversation I had with the waitress about size?

Drama King: Oh, yeah.

Rocky: I like 'em big!

Evil Mother: *cringing* How 'bout them Lakers?

Drummer Man: The Lakers? They're kickin' butt ...

Evil Mother: Bwahahahahahahaha! Drummer, you are adorable!

Drummer Man: What? Did I say something funny???

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Evil Mother: *to earnest waitress* We will be your worst nightmare.

The Roo-girl: At least there's no corn!

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Actually we had a lovely evening together, reminiscing about the kids' childhood memories. Random trips to Disneyland. Being on Space Mountain and having the ride break (they turned on the lights to bring our car down -- that was scarier than the ride itself).

Leading up to the moment we walked outside the restaurant, and Z-man let loose with an earthshattering fart.

"Aaaayiiiiiiiiii," shrieks the Roo-girl. "You are revolting. Oh. My. GAWD."

It was ok until the wind shifted. The rest of us gagged helplessly.

And he let another one rip.

I looked at him nastily.

"Dude. Please finish your business before you get in the car."

A fitting ending to the evening.


Suzanne said...

As always happens, you manage to find lots of laughs to share when your family gets together.

Burgh Baby said...

Roo wins. Her corn comment is. the. best.

LceeL said...

You guys could be like a whole reality show - all they need to do is have a crew follow your family to restaurants.

Eternal Sunshine said...

LOL! I had forgotten the corn story.

As the mother of boys, you should be used to all the farting. :P And be glad Z-man waited until y'all were outside. Mine usually climb in my lap to let one rip.

This is the reason I had to institute a "no farting on Mommy" rule...

justmylife said...

A camera crew should just follow you to dinner with the family. That would be a reality show I would watch.

Stacie said...

lol i love family gatherings. :D

Janet said...

Nothing like a nice, quiet family dinner out, huh? :)

abritdifferent said...

Looks like you had a great evening. Actually, don't listen to me cos I'm only jealous cos there are people in your photo WEARING OPEN-TOED SHOES. Meh.

Burfica said...

what's really sad is we have conversations like that and bodily functions like that at family dinners at my house.

the biggest joke is my family can't have a dinner without the conversation turning to gross bodily functions. We always end up talking about farts, poo, vomit, the such.

Janet said...

Oh yay, a family dinner. I do so look forward to those. Uh, even though, you know, it's not my family.

Maybe BECAUSE it's not my family. My family is boring.

Rachel said...

I love your family.

I'm dying over the corn comment and everything else ;-) The pic is awesome.

Hugs to y'all!

Frenchgirlrn said...

You guys are great! Love love love the group shot.

Daisy said...

I love the post title; and the way so many in the photo can't stop laughing!

Indigo said...

Sounds like my kind of fun, sans the stink bombs. (Hugs)Indigo

nikki said...

Fart humor is the best.

Karen said...

I love your family. A lot.

Kila said...

Aww, sounds like more good memories were made :)

Momisodes said...

Why must the wind always shift?!

Trannyhead said...

At least he didn't let 'er rip at the table.

I SOO want to crash a dinner.

A Spot of T said...

Great picture! As a mom who has children leaving the nest I know how special those times together are. LOL always nice to see everyone takes full advantage of your get togethers.

Pamela said...

I know that sometimes when something funny happens we always say ---
"I guess you had to be there."

BUT.. considering Z-boy ended the evening with a methane serenade, I'm happy I wasn't. snicker

Al_Pal said...

LOL. Awesome. :D

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