A Despicable, Tent-filled, Fishy Weekend

I admit that the title of this post is a bit deceiving, but let me explain. The truth is that it was a great weekend. Cindy went to spend the weekend with her mother for a well deserved weekend of pampering. They did all sorts of fun stuff. While they were having a girl’s weekend, Daniel, Luke, and I had a fun boy’s weekend at our house. Our Friday night was the highlight, and it explains the title of this post.

On Friday, we had a little party. First, we went to Captain D’s for the fishy part of our weekend. We do not usually go to Captain D’s because it is a seafood restaurant, and Cindy is allergic to fish. So going to a seafood place is a treat. Daniel really likes fish and shrimp (he quickly finished his plate and ate half of mine – he’s like a walking diet plan). Luke really likes french-fries (no surprise there). Between the three of us, we ate a lot of food.

Next on our Friday night agenda was movie night. This was the Despicable part of our weekend. We popped popcorn and settled in to watch Despicable Me. It was a cute movie, full of humor. The little ‘minions’ were hilarious. There was humor for adults and kids. There was, unfortunately, some bathroom humor mixed in as well . While I do not see the value in that kind of humor, Daniel absolutely loved the fact that they used the word, “fart.” Other than that, though, it was a good movie that featured a character transitioning from bad to good as he experienced being loved for the first time in his life.

Daniel and Luke, (fake) sleeping under their tent in the den.

After the movie, it was time for the tent part of the weekend. I built a simple tent in the den using four dining room chairs, c-clamps, and a bed sheet. It may have been simple, but the kids loved it. They insisted that we leave the tent up until mommy could come home to see it.


We had a lot of fun on our Despicable, Tent-filled, Fishy Weekend, but we were all glad to get mommy back!

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  1. Bathroom humor is excused (pun intended) during a boy sleepover! I love when he tells the little girls not to burp or fart!

    I didn’t know Cindy was allergic to seafood. Gosh, I hope I didn’t almost kill her when you came to visit! All we eat here in the lowcountry is seafood!

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      I think you are right, there, Mary… there are some things that slide on a boys’ sleepover night!

      Yes, Cindy has been allergic to all things that live in water for as long as I’ve known her. She is very good about staying away from foods that are often secretly laced with seafood. Except for that time she soaked some pork chops in Worcestershire Sauce without realizing it is made up of mostly anchovies. If you want to get through the line at the urgent care clinic quickly, apparently all you have to do is tell them you are having an allergic reaction to seafood, and your throat is closing up… They’ll take you straight back!

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