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Sloppy joes, peanut butter and a dead battery

February 26, 2010 - Karin Elton
My son’s 17th birthday party was a fiasco but I don’t think he knew it or cared.

His sisters wrapped each one of the presents I selected. He’s a Reese’s peanut butter cup fan so I bought him a package of every variation they sell including Reese’s Puffs cereal. One of my daughters said “cereal as a birthday present?” I said it’s part of a joke. Anyway he had a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups. a box of Reese’s Pieces, a box of Reese’s flavored whoppers and so on. He said you forgot the Reese’s Stix. Reese’s Stix are kind of like KitKats. Darn!

But Jacob had left his lights on his truck all day and by the time he got out of school, he had no battery. So instead of eating sloppy joes and cake and (peanut butter) ice cream, his dad, older brother and he were monkeying with his truck most of the evening.

Also his dad and I had one of our dumb, dumb arguments, where mainly I was crabby because the food was all cold and no one was eating. He stormed out of the house in a huff so he wasn't there when Jacob opened his presents.

One of Jacob’s other presents was a shaver and shaving cream and the girls got a hold of the shaving cream as they have done many times when they were little -- I just had to bring it up--”remember when you guys used to ...? Anyway, one sprayed it in the other’s hair and then that girl shook her hair like a dog and it went all over the dining room floor.

I grabbed a towel for the girls to clean up and gave the shaving cream to Jacob and told him to put it under lock and key.

Oh well, Jacob was happy because his truck runs, he got a few decent presents and I notice he took his stash of peanut butter products down to his room for future consumption.


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