Monday, June 21, 2010

RM, the pie, and the frog

Last Saturday we were at our church picnic. None of us wanted to go, but since I'm on the activities committee and helped plan the picnic- my presence was required, so I dragged RM and Moe to go with me.

After four and half hours of barbecuing, assembling, coordinating picnic games, and cleaning- we were so ready to go home. It wasn't the way I wanted to celebrate Father's Day weekend, but at least there was one highlight of the picnic that I'm glad I didn't miss:

RM entered a pie eating contest.

We were short on contestants and RM was asked to enter the contest. I knew he was already full from eating, and cautioned him to eat slowly, and to pretend to be eating the pie. I told RM it wasn't important to win, and that if he ate the whole pie, he would seriously get sick.

He looked at me and said, "Oh, I'm not stupid." "I don't want to be sick, I'll just pretend to eat the pie, don't worry."

And then the contest began and RM's competitive side kicked into full gear.

RM used a small plastic spoon to eat his banana cream pie, and then when he noticed that one spoon wasn't quick enough- he proceeded to grab two other spoons, combined them together, and was able to scoop the banana cream filling into his mouth quicker.

I was horrified.

What happened to the sane, rational man that I talked to earlier?

After I saw that his "three spoon strategy" was helping him be ahead of the other contestants- I forgot my earlier reservations and cheered him on! I wanted him to beat those other guys!

It was a short contest and RM came first place! His prize consisted of a package of hamburger meat, hamburger buns, AND... a huge belly ache, a migraine, and an aversion to anything that smells or looks like bananas.

side note: picture above was taken by RM, that's his shadow. Somehow that bronzed frog reminds me of RM. The picture is adorable, silly, and goofy- just like RM.


Stephanie said...

I'm dying of laughter right now. I guess he wouldn't want a piece of the banana bread with chocolate chips that I made yesterday! You should have video taped that. That RM, he's always good for a laugh!

Red Door Girl said...

It's a man thing...I was laughing out loud as I read this. i could see my hubby do the exact same thing!!!

The Crazy Coxes said...

THAT is awesome!
Of course, the man's competitive gene kicked in! I can't blame him one bit!

Together We Save said...

That is awesome!!

wendy said...

I would have liked to see that. I love banana cream pie, but after eating that much I'd be sick too.

I haven't been blogging much so I am going to scroll down and read a couple of yours that I've missed.

It's just hard to be at the computer when the weather is nice and you want to be outside. Got to take advantage of the warm days while I can.

septembermom said...

Too funny! You can't stop that competitive drive in a man!! Congrats to RM. Sorry about the belly ache though :)

Emma said...

Oh man I love to win... good job RM!

Jenners said...

Too funny!!!! You both got sucked into the contest!! At least he won ... that might make the stomachache easier to handle.

Hannah said...

I guess a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do! I like pie too, but got a bit queasy reading this!

Sue said...

The situation is so funny, but your writing made me feel like I was there watching. Thank goodness the prize wasn't a pie!

mother goose said...

he;s your frog because only when you kiss him does the true prince within come out! I love his competitive nature

Heatherlyn said...

Congrats on the win! Too bad he probably will never eat banana cream pie again! I hope that the rest of your Father's Day weekend was good!

Life with Kaishon said...

So absolutely flippin' funny : )
I guess I should say congratulations. I could totally go for some pie like that!