Sunday, January 24, 2010

A weekend to remember

See, you wish I had something exciting about me to tell about a weekend to remember. But sorry, it's not about me. Our 13 year son will be 14 on Tuesday, the 26th. So when he was asked what did he want for his birthday, he said that he wanted to go to the pizza buffet here in town and then have his two best buds from church come and stay the night. We knew it would have to be the weekend prior to his birthday in order for this to happen. So he called up his friends, I e-mailed the parents just to make sure everything would be cool. One of (now 13 year old) friends was able to come and eat pizza with him but the other one couldn't make it due to a game. Not a problem, life goes on.

After the pizza was probably swallowed whole instead of actually biting it, the one friend came home with me and I would go and pick the other one up later. So before we had gotten home, I stopped off at Dollar Tree and told my son and his friend to go in and pick out a few snacks they would enjoy eating for one night. I also mentioned to them that their other friend was coming and to get something he would enjoy too. So they got three boxes of snack cakes, some gum, and some fruit punch. (Remember this important will be helpful later.) Anyway, after I had gone and picked up the other friend and came back home, they went out back and played basketball what seemed like forever. (By the way, they call themselves The Trinity because they really think they can't do anything without the other)

While they were playing basketball, I hooked up some hamburger helper and put some fries in the oven. It seemed like enough food for The Trinity and then maybe a few more people. So as basketball was coming to an end, the boys came inside to eat. I had just then remembered that I didn't have any paper plates and insisted that I go to the store and get some but my wonderful and loving son said not to worry about it and that he would make sure all the dishes got washed. First of all, where is my son and what have The Trinity done with him. I graciously agreed that we had a deal. So after they ate and got full, I looked over at the pan where I had baked the fries and they said find me, then I looked over at the skillet where the hamburger helper was made and it said find me. Pop Quiz # 1: Now how many people did I say I had enough food for? I'm glad I didn't make any for me and the rest of the family.

As the night became later, I asked the boys if they were going to take a bath. My son went first and I was thinking that it wouldn't be too far behind him that his friends would go and bathe as well. The friend that I went to go and pick up said that he wasn't going to bathe because he didn't bring any more underwear and he only had the ones he had on. I almost fell out in the floor when he told me that. I didn't think to tell him to turn the inside out... (laughing while writing this) I told them to get the air mattress and blow it up for them to sleep on, but they said they would be too lazy to take it down and this is the picture that I captured of them at 6 something in the morning.....
Pop Quiz # 2: How many snack cakes did we buy? Hmmmm, only half a box was left when I woke up. Our son said that he had an awesome time and thanked me and hubby. I'm glad he had a weekend to remember at 13, because I don't have a clue what 14 will or will not bring.

Lovingly yours,


  1. LMBO!!! This is so priceless:) I'm so glad you took a picture! So, I have a question, did they wash the dishes? I have an 11 year old turning 12 I may let him invite one friend so I can keep some food and snacks in the house:)

    Ms. Wanda

  2. this was's funny cuz you know it wouldn't have been this easy with a girl. I am so mad that he didn't bring no clean drawls. So what did he do in the morning, go home with yesterday stank on him?

  3. Awww, you were very brave. Sounds as they were very well behaved though even if they ate you out of home! That's boys, get worse I promise you. My eldest doesn't stop eating!

  4. As always, I can come here and get a good laugh. The Trinity? That's funny.

    Is this what I have to look forward to in 10 years? Boys will be boys! LOL!