In my most recent column in The Catholic Observer, I wrote about how a few things went wrong during Thanksgiving vacation. Yet, what seemed like mini-disasters turned out to be some very funny times that will last in the memories of our family.
Our first goof-up happened when, as a sleepy assistant chef, I gave John the turkey on a tray to put on the grill. I did not notice it was upside down. We cooked it this way and it looked pretty good on the grill.
And John was enjoying the job of watching the bird all morning on his Weber grill.
However, when he began to carve the bird things looked grim!!!
We thought everyone was going to have to politely pass the meat platter to our guests and have a turkeyless Thanksgiving. However, we finally “discovered” the white meat at the bottom of our turkey and the meal was saved.
Later that weekend, John, Elizabeth and Matthew went to fly a kite. Yes…it got stuck in a tree. However, that was when the real fun started as our son and daughter worked with their dad (AKA MacGyver) to free the kite.
Check out these photos.
LET’S GO FLY A KITE!!!
It looked good for a while….
Alas, it got caught in a tree.
It was really stuck. Hmmmm. Daddy (John)
to the rescue.
Three poles and a lot of ingenuity later, the kite was back on the ground.
Elizabeth photographed the whole event.
And the “disaster” became a great adventure.