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Yesterday my son turned the big 13. We gathered 9 of his best friends and took them to a "high ropes" course where they spent about 3 hours up in the trees dangling from cables, crossing logs, jumping between platforms, and pushing their limits of comfort. My son has done this course before in the summer so has no fear at all and really helped his friends when the going got tough. The had a blast. After an overnighter with smores, cake at midnight, Wii, 5 pizzas, a truck load of snacks, and fun they're exhausted.

And, as usual, my anniversary takes a back seat to my son's birthday. Being on the same day he kind of gets the glory. But...we've made it 23 years so far.

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I always liked those team-building courses. I once did one where it was only possible to succeed with cooperation from 2-3 other people. Puzzles included the likes of "get the entire team across this large gap using only this short plank," etc. Good times.

Congrats on the 23 years! Here's to the next 23! [swigs a beer]

My wife and I make 5 on the 5th.
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This is all fantastic!! In spite of the cliche, these are the days of our lives! Rejoice!!

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I thought this was going to be a forum on why ten year olds shouldnt be parents. "Yes Im 23, my son? He's 13"
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Congrats Matthew and Mrs. Marquand!

Oh, and happy birthday to your son, too!




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Congratulations mate. And AWESOME party idea. That's one heck of a nice course.
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Congratulations on 23 years of marriage!!

Whew!!

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Here's a couple more of my favorite shots of the ropes course:



Above my son it free jumping towards me.



Above my son is doing the "Commando Crawl". Basically the platforms are connected by a single big rope and you have to get from one to the other. When I did it I hung underneath and pulled myself along but yikes did I get some bad rope burns on the backs of my ankles.



A nice shot of one of my son's friends doing the free jump.



My son cheesing it up while one of his friends gets ready for riding the "Captain's Chair".
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That rope course looks awesome! Way better than those fake-y indoor rock climbing "mountains". That looks like a very fun way to spend a birthday!

Congratulations on your 23rd anniversary too. Only a couple more years and you'll "catch up" to us.
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Congrats! It's the same way with me. My birthday falls on the same day as my parent's wedding anniversary. It makes it very easy for me to remember!
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matthew.marquand wrote:
And, as usual, my anniversary takes a back seat to my son's birthday. Being on the same day he kind of gets the glory. But...we've made it 23 years so far.

You know what the solution is. Pull a Homer Simpson: get divorced just to get remarried (and do it on a different day). (Granted, he did it for a different reason, though).

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sigmazero13 wrote:
matthew.marquand wrote:
And, as usual, my anniversary takes a back seat to my son's birthday. Being on the same day he kind of gets the glory. But...we've made it 23 years so far.

You know what the solution is. Pull a Homer Simpson: get divorced just to get remarried (and do it on a different day). (Granted, he did it for a different reason, though).



This is the first time I hear "Pull a Homer Simpson" be a reference to "good" ideas....
 
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Hey, I never said it was a GOOD idea Just that it was the solution to the same-day problem
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Congratulations on 23 years! That ropes course looks great too.
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