Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Over the river and through the woods

As some of you know, I spent Thanksgiving in Arizona with my kids, my ex-wife, and her boyfriend. You might think that would be a recipe for a plethora of awkward moments (I know I thought that's how it would all go down), but it was rather nice. Aside from the fact that I didn't get to see my parents or siblings, and knowing that some of them probably got to eat MY banana cream pie, it was a rather enjoyable weekend.

We had Thanksgiving dinner at an old high school friend's house. I hadn't seen her in over ten years, so I thought that might be a little strange too, but it was fine. Her husband was super nice, and her kids had a good time with mine. At least I think they did.

Friday we decided to venture out of the house to get some lunch and do some shopping. Since he apparently didn't get enough to eat the day before, Togers decided to take on a one pound hamburger in an attempt to gain fame and notoriety by having his picture on the wall along with the other fatties. I documented the event.

A daunting task ahead:

But he didn't shy away:

Almost there, but looking a little like he wants to vomit:

Finished (and he didn't even puke):

Posing for his picture to go on the wall:

Couple that with the fact that I was able to get a little bit of Christmas shopping done, I'd say Black Friday was a success.

All except for when we let the kids talk us into going into a pet store. There were certainly some cute little puppies. Like this one:

We ran into trouble when we had to explain to Mr M that he couldn't get one. Especially not for the $3000 price tag. Here's the tail end of his reaction to that news:


Epitome of Sweetness said...



Poor little kid!

Dee Ice Hole said...

He can't even come close to competing with you when the answer was NO---nope not even close.

Boxer said...

that breaks my heart. Here, send him to this link:

Kymical Reactions said...

dang. Growing boys gotta eat. But that was one ginormous burger. Congrats to Toggers.

I don't do well with telling kids no. Probably good I don't have any.

Glad your trip wasn't that awkward!

elbee said...

I need to eat at this place, now that I know where it is now.

By the way, it was fabulous to see you, and I'm glad your kids live here so we can hang out :)


"knowing that some of them probably got to eat MY banana cream pie"

You dirty bastard.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Dude, we had very similar thanksgiving experiences! in the sense that we both went to our ex-wives house and spent the day with our kids and the ex -- (you are a better man then me though because if My x-wife was going to have her boyfriend over as well, I would have just acted like I came down with swine flu or something)

Lindsay-Weaver said...

That burger almost made ME puke just looking at it. Whoa.

I don't know why you wouldn't let him have a dog...I mean, it's not like it'd be peeing all over YOUR floors. lol

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I had to go look at the big burger again...gross.

Gypsy said...

Poor Mr M......sob.

I'm so glad your Thanksgiving went well and no awkwardness under those circumstances is super impressive.

Amber said...

i don't know why you just wouldn't sell a kidney and get the boy his dog - what a mean dad! LOL j/k and congrats to Togers for not puking, that's quite a feat

BSH ADMIN said...


I love that video. Thank you for sharing your son's pain with us all.


2 Dollar Productions said...

3 grand. Ouch. I'm still impressed you got out there & got some shopping done on this day, but not nearly as impressed as I was by the burger consumption. That was pretty damn massive. Finally, yr. Thanksgiving sounds like a Bruce Willis - Demi Moore - Ashton Kutchore kind of event. Luckily, Kutchore wasn't present, eh?

TROLL Y2K said...

Mr. M: And then when I was Seven my father posted a video of me crying and whining on You-Tube.

Judge: That's enough! I'm finding you not guilty due to the homicide being justifiable.

Lightning Strikes said...

Makes me sad for Mr M =( Maybe he could find a more affordable puppy??? And Congrats to Togers!! I couldn't do it!