Hi. Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here.
Sometimes, the day is just awful and things fail to go your way. Sometimes, you just have to work with the resources you have available.
Today was one of those days.
Big plans were in store for my daughter’s 16th birthday. Several dozen friends and thier families, a Brother’s Campfire size BBQ, fireworks, a pinata, music, you know, the whole 27 feet, 8.23 meters, or 9 yards.
Wow, that is a lot of math. Who comes up with these idioms anyway? We will have more on that later.
Well, at least the math part.
Anyway, due to the lock down, we had to really scale things back. It was time to turn the tables on the day.
My Beloved and I woke early on the morning and began blowing up baloons. Seriously, I think we were created with the ability to accomplish some absurd tasks.
We decided to baricade our daughter in her room. Oh, was she in for a surprise!
I made a pot of coffee and went back to writing the Ongoing Tale about Ashton.
The waiting was just as fun as the event. Here it is.
All that work made us hungry and we ate this sinfully delectable butterbraid to gather our strength.
Satiated, we went about our daily chores. I found the ice in the duck pond was rather thick today.
Lunch was my daughter’s choice and she chose well. I love chinese take out!
Her fortune cookie simply stated, “made in the USA.” We had a good laugh as it is technically true.
Mine, well… It was empty. As we lost my daughter’s strip of paper, there were suspicions that I consumed it and left the cookies.
We got bored and did what any member of Brother’s Campfire might do. We built a fire.
This fire was special as my daughter asked to burn her school work for her birthday. Obviously, we can’t do that so we made photo copies of the covers and glued them to coloring books.
I hear this is called costume play, but we had a blast pretending regardless of what it is.
We are not big cake eaters, so for celebration, my Beloved opted for a tart cherry pie. It was delicious!
We were together. We were family. Sure, we did some quirky things, but they were memories. Our memories. Sometimes you just gotta turn the tables on the situation.