Friday, June 17, 2011

Christmas In July In June

Father's day is coming up. My Father-in-Law (FIL) has decided to have all us kiddos over this weekend to celebrate.

This should do for the appetizer...
Since it's *his* big day, he gets to pick the menu. In years past, he's chosen to have a cookout, in which he'll grill enough steaks to feed an army. Seriously... one year, for 6 of us, he grilled 10 steaks and baked 14 potatoes. Add in a couple of pies, a cake, enough salad to fill a bathtub and a broccoli-cheese casserole, and there wasn't enough room in the kitchen for all the "wind" that the broccoli caused.

Amazingly, he acted surprised when half the baked potatoes went untouched.

This year, he wants something different. He wants turkey and dressing.

I hope you made enough potatoes...
"It'll be Christmas in July!", he happily shouted. "It's June," somebody pointed out. "Eh. Whatever." FIL didn't seem too concerned with the details.

"So, Christmas in July in June," I pondered. "Wouldn't that like Thanksgiving? Are we going to hang the Christmas lights and watch football? Should I bring a jacket? Do we have to do this again in November?"

It took some time to sort out the details, but I now know that Thanksgiving is still on the schedule for November. I'm not invited.


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