Thursday, June 3, 2010

Birthday dinner: what else is there to say?

It took more than two weeks for the Planet clan to find a time when the entire crew could get together for J-bear's birthday celebration.

It's not easy when everyone works -- and at least two of the kids have contradictory schedules on the weekends (Drama King works days; Z-man works nights).

And so it was that we gathered for a birthday repast on Memorial Day.

It was a location we have been many times before, so ordering didn't take a lot of thought.

Except for my margarita.

Because that had to be perfect. My children looked at me oddly, but after the weekend I had had (many many hours of working on a photobook for my parents' 60th anniversary -- with help from my sister and aggravation from my brothers!), I was in dire need.

I went with the blended pomegranate.

And it was good.

But that's not why you're here. I know better than that. You saw "birthday dinner" in the post title and don't care what I had to drink that night.

You want the good stuff.

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*As part of the 60th anniversary celebration, my parents are planning a getaway weekend shortly. Rocky and Fabulous Girlfriend are both invited to attend.*

Drama King: You know, Grandpa called me and asked if Rocky and I wanted a king-size bed or two doubles.

Evil Mother: He did NOT.

Drama King: Oh yes, he did. I really didn't know what to say to him.

Wonderhubby: Hey, if you could do it in two double beds, you could be in the movies.

Evil Mother: *slugs him HARD on the arm*

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Evil Mother: Z-man, we have to start thinking about how to celebrate your 21st birthday.

The Roo-girl: Hey, my birthday is next.

Drama King: Ohh, Roo-girl, you're going to be 16? You're finally going to turn into a boy!

TRG: *eyeroll*

Rocky: Hey, being a boy is better.

Drama King: Yeah, we only have one set of teeth.

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On a less -- uh -- biting subject ...

When J-bear turned 20, I thought it would be a measure of her growing maturity to leave behind the childhood nickname that was the basis for her blog name. I asked you -- my blog family -- to help me rename her.

And I set up a poll for you to choose among your suggestions.

But I wasn't prepared for the outpouring of "leave it alone."

So you have spoken, and I must answer.

J-bear it is.


Heather said...

Will Roo's 16th birthday dinner double as her coming out party? (double entendre intentional).

LceeL said...

"One set of teeth" ROFL

16? Wow. Have I been reading you that long? It doesn't seem like it.

Oh. And tell the Drama King that, properly approached, girls have only one set of teeth, too.

The trick is finding that 'proper approach'.

Jaina said...

Seriously, where are the sitcom writers? You're sitting on gold here. LOVE birthday dinner stories

Tara R. said...

I really want to party with you and your peeps... fun times!!

Long live J-Bear!

Joyce-Anne said...

I would love to be a fly on the wall for just one of these birthday dinners. :)

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