So, our Sunday afternoon activity this week was reminiscent of an activity 20 years ago when my brother Steev sent us a package of habanero peppers to eat. Back then, only two people took the challenge (Scott Nielsen and Jill Whiting). The response from the two of them went something like this:

Scott: Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! (He did say the next day was worse).

Jill: Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! (Crying, more screaming, more crying)


After observing the reactions from those two, I declined to try one of the self-inflicted torture devices. Yesterday, however, I decided I had somehow become more tough in the twenty+ years since then, and my sons convinced me it would be a family-bonding moment. These were the results of that decision:

Me: Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! What was I thinking?

Son #1: Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! (laughing at me screaming and shooting flaming milk out his nose)

Son #2: Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! It’s worse than jalapenos!

Daughter #1 (not Kate) : Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh! Now crying because she wiped her lips with a rag and then wiped her face with the same rag.

Son #3:: I got this. Oh, yeah, I got-oh…NO! Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh! (Run to the sink and drink from the tap)

Guest #1: Hmmm. Not too bad. I’ll have another (I think she put it in her pocket when we weren’t looking)…

Guest #2: Silence. Run to the bathroom. Throw up a lot. Come out and tell the other guests it’s time to leave.

Steevun smiling  Steevun laughing  Steevun belch face  explosion-123690_1280

So, a few lessons to take away:

  1. Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh!
  2. Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh!
  3. Why humans ever thought this was a good idea to put lava into our mouths is beyond me.
  4. Why I decided to jump on a nimwit bandwagon and drag my family along is beyond me.
  5. Does anyone know where to buy some ghost peppers?
  6. Aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhh!

Written by Bryun Lemon

Bryun believes in having fun. Whether it's a date with his sweetheart, a trip to the grocery store, a walk up the road or a post about one of his eight crazy kids, this crazy dad likes to have fun.

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