May 07, 2006

Birthday Celebrations.

Yesterday Boopie turned 13. As his father I felt it was my duty to start him on some of the rites of manhood. The best way to do this was with a guy’s night out. After spending two weeks explaining to Ktreva why she and Clone could not come with, I started making plans. It’s a guy’s night out, that’s not Guys and MOM! We started off the evening at Hooters. With the help of a couple of fellow bloggers, Shadoglare and T1G, we started the evening out right. Pretty girls, hot wings and instructional advice on the Man Code were given to Boopie by the three of us. We also gave advice on how to pick up and deal with girls.

So about right now some of the ladies out there are probably thinking to themselves, “Good lord, what kind of horrible advice did they give?” Let me tell you this, it was all good, sound advice that hopefully he retains. Trust me, the now man was in good hands.

Speaking of good hands, while at Hooters Boopie received a T-shirt autographed by all the girls and had his picture taken with them as well. I’d love to tell you the rest, however, the man code prohibits the telling of stories in this type of situation. That and a panicked “Don’t tell mom!” on the ride home has rendered my unable to speak about it.

After dinner we separated our ways from T1G and Shadoglare. They went on their way, and we headed to the Rock River Raptors game. Boopie was surprised by how good of seats I have. He knew they where good, but he didn’t realize that they where upfront and in your face! Boopie participated in the half-time mini-football toss. Unfortunately he didn’t win.

My favorite player on the team, Jeremiah Thompson (Number 25 in your program, number 1 in your heart) played last night. I know the web page says his number is 18, but trust me people, it's actually 25. I told him it was Boopie's 13th Birthday and he promised Boopie he would get 13 receptions and 2 touchdowns for him. Well, he didn’t get the thirteen receptions, but he did get two and half touchdowns. One of his catches he dove over the end zone wall, so it didn’t count. That’s why I’m counting it as half a touchdown. If our Quarterback hadn’t overthrown the ball, it would have been a good touchdown! The best part was that after his first touchdown, as he was running back to the bench, Thompson pointed to Boopie and said, “That one is for you.” It made Boopie’s evening to say he had a TD scored just for him.

Today the celebration is over and I have to deal with the fact that I’m old enough to have a teenager. You have to understand, half the time I feel like I’m still 16. Gah, I’m just getting old.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at May 7, 2006 09:43 AM | TrackBack

Happy Birthday Boopie!

LOL - oh the fun has only just begun. You haven't hit the driving age yet, so for the next few years you only have to deal with the snotty attitude.

Blog fodder - it's all blog fodder. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at May 7, 2006 11:40 AM

Happy Birthday to Boopie. Damn - 13...

Yeah, dude - you are gettin' old!! ;-)

Glad y'all had a good time yesterday.

Posted by: Tammi at May 7, 2006 11:59 AM

What a wonderful birthday celebration for him. I wish my ex would have done something like that for our boys. That was so cool.

Posted by: Sticks at May 7, 2006 01:12 PM

Glad to have been a part of it, man... sounds like a great birthday all the way around.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 7, 2006 01:54 PM


Posted by: og at May 7, 2006 03:34 PM

Hope my hubby does something fun like this with my boys when they hit 13. Happy Birthday!

Posted by: vw bug at May 7, 2006 04:14 PM

Happy Birthday Boopie!! Sounds like you had a terrific night!

And Contagion? We are *all* getting old... ::sigh::

Posted by: Richmond at May 7, 2006 04:15 PM

"I’m just getting old"


Posted by: Harvey at May 8, 2006 06:26 AM

Happy Birthday Boopie!

And that football player dude, what a great guy!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at May 8, 2006 07:17 AM

Happy Birthday to Boopie!

And my first thought was not, "“Good lord, what kind of horrible advice did they give?”, but rather, "Hmmm... Can he take my son out and talk to him when he turns 13?" No kidding.

Posted by: Bou at May 8, 2006 07:27 AM

Happy Birthday Boopie! My first thought was not "good lord" either, but what a great dad, Boopie must have had a blast!

Those are defining moments man, defining moments!

Posted by: oddybobo at May 8, 2006 07:47 AM