Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthday dinner: when my kids say what's on my mind but don't dare speak aloud

Z-man's 20th birthday dinner was everything I could have hoped it could be.

Let's just say ... it was the first time that Drama King had seen J-bear's hair.

He looked at her. He looked at me. He poked at its gluey pointiness.

And then he waited for his moment to do my dirty work.

Drama King: How old are you, J-bear?

J-bear: 19.

Drama King: *turning to Roo and recalling a familiar sibling torment* So it's actually 19 when you will turn into a boy.

Evil Mother: *spits diet soda with lime all over the table*

Rocky: *turning to Z-man* And when you were 19, you turned into a girl.

Z-man: Bwahahahahahahahahahahaaa!!!!

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We had Italian for dinner, and so there must be the obligatory sausage jokes.

Wonderhubby: The sausage in that pasta has a pretty good bite to it.

Rocky: It's spicy. But it's pretty good.

Drama King: I like spicy sausages ...

Z-man: Oh please.

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Drama King: To celebrate Z-man's birthday, let's all tell our favorite memories. I'll go first.

*pause*

Drama King: My favorite memory is from last Thanksgiving, while we were sitting on the steps.

Rocky: Yeah, that's example No. 2 in the handbook "How Not to Come Out to Your Parents."

Wonderhubby: What's No. 1?

Z-man: Text message!

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Then there was the other obligatory conversation about corn ... and a debate about who originally DID it and who SAID it.

Unfortunately for me, there is written evidence (that I wrote myself) documenting it, so it looks like I either have a photographic memory ... or I'm keeping a journal.

Uh ... yeah.

23 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

My God, I love your family.

LceeL said...

I just saw that 'corn' thing for the first time. I guess I wasn't reading you back then. Damn. I really missed a lot, huh?

I just know - I mean I KNOW - LM (Love Muffin - the once and former SWMBO) is going to have to ask 'Why?' the next time we have corn on the cob and I start giggling. How do I explain?

Roger said...

Never a dull moment. :)

Kaytabug said...

I love Drama King!!! He knows how to poke!!

She still hasn't fessed up to either of you units?

Oh how I wish I could come to every b-day dinner!!!

Karen said...

I'm going with the photographic memory because your kids don't need to think any less of you.

And now we all know. It sounds as though it wasn't debated.

justmylife said...

Again, I LOVE your family! I want to borrow them just for the entertainment. heh!

Eternal Sunshine said...

I do so love your family and their birthday dinners...

Janet said...

I see I returned on the right day!!!! (What DID inspire the hairdo anyway?)
I like a spicy sausage myself . . .

Kila said...

LOL, 19 it is!

Kila said...

Asking them to share their favorite memories was pretty risky, LOL!

ChrisB said...

Your birthday dinners are the best. You have a terrific family.

Jac said...

LOL! I only wish my siblings had been that quick on their feet to have some fun comebacks... all I got was the equivalent of "That's what she said"

nikki said...

I adore J-Bear's response.

Frenchgirlrn said...

Goodtimes...I love you guys!!

Indigo said...

I love it! It's always more fun when someone else says exactly what's on your mind. (Hugs)Indigo

Simply Jenn said...

My birthday is in 6 days (HEY! I can TOTALLY use my amazon card and buy my birthday present from you- awesome!!!!) THanks!

Oh, is this the year I become a man.

Suzanne said...

See how awesome your kids are? The do the dirty work for each other when its too hard to come out to the parental units.

Then again, who's going to find the journal and out the Mama? (Hopefully no one, because I need birthday dinner stories to get me through crappy days)

Swampy said...

Out of the mouths of babes...corny stuff.

Trannyhead said...

PLEASE tell me that you're going to just paint your whole house like a rainbow.

Jaina said...

Haha, I love your birthday dinner posts, they are hysterical. Happy birthday to Z-man!

Momisodes said...

Seriously. You all could write a script for a TV show with these conversations.

Rachel said...

Janet, I love your family!!! ;-)

I snorted and snickered all through this post ;-) Love those kiddos of yours, and their momma xoxo

nikki said...

Duh, I meant I loved Rocky's response. I really need more fucking sleep.

 
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