Have You Tried Cock and Bull Ginger Beer?

On May 19, 2014, in Crazy Stuff, Mom, Second Set, by Jennifer McPherson

Bottle of ginger beerThere is such a thing….  Beau really LOVES ginger beer and asked if we could buy some.  Have you ever tried ginger beer? I can tell you I want to drink it as much as I wanted to drink that NASTY thick mega sweet orange gunk they made you drink while pregnant to test for gestational diabetes.  Yep, it’s that good!

So the hubby goes to the wine store where they carry about 30 different flavors of ginger beer.  Of the 30 varieties, he picks the Cock and Bull Ginger Beer.  Odd right?  Well, here is the back story.  Beau now has a boyfriend. He is her first boyfriend, is a super sweet kid and she is 17, pretty good considering her age… she is practically an old spinster for modern American standards.   Hubby loves to do everything in his power to assert his dad protection and embarrassment (although I think Beau is not usually embarrassed, for her it is more like, ‘see what I have to put up with regularly’).  Beau’s boyfriend was coming over for dinner tonight, what a perfect time to bring out the Cock and Bull Ginger Beer!  I can barely say the name alone without snickering (I do not claim to be mature people), let alone say it to a teen just to see the expression on their face and then claim innocents like… what? why are you laughing? I know, we are weirdo parents.  It could be worse right?

And in other news…

If I was to pray for ridiculousness tonight it would be:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Can you make a day of parent/child reversal so I can give my kids a little payback now instead of waiting until they have children of their own?

And, when my 5 year old sticks her tongue out at me can you back me up for just a few hours and make it stay that way for a little while?

And finally, Is there a way when the children go to bed that I can stay awake for more than 5 seconds when I start reading a book?

And, Amen