Mike Cope's blog

Sunday, August 22, 2004

We're in one of those years where it matters whether the kids' discount is "12-and-under" or "under-12." Today after church we ate at a buffet that is "12-and-under" for $2.95. As I watched my new middle-schooler go back . . . and back . . . and back, I thought, "Today I've made money."

3 Comments:

  • You made me laugh out loud, Mike. Thanks. I guess maybe you're mentally (and financially) prepared for the never ending amount of food that a teenage boy requires (you do remember that from Matt, right?)! :-)

    By Blogger Jenni, at 8/22/2004 03:23:00 PM  

  • You brought to mind the memory of a middle school missionary kid in Mexico City. One day I watched in astonishment as he prepared himself a "snack" which included, IIRC, two roast beef and cheese sandwiches, three peanut butter and jelly, two 16-oz glasses of milk, three brownies and who knows how many pieces of fresh fruit.

    When I remarked, "I see you have a proverbial hollow leg there guy" - his immediate retort was, "Nope, two of 'em." (He grew into a 6'8" man, btw)

    By Blogger Kathy, at 8/22/2004 06:56:00 PM  

  • For me it brought back memories of being that 12 year old boy with an appetite for pizza. My parents used to take us to a Ghatti's (the ones in the 80's with orange carpet and mood lighting). They charged by the child's weight!

    By Blogger James, at 8/22/2004 07:24:00 PM  

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