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1.5 Pounds of Memories

by TK | September 4th, 2008 | Elementary

One of my key underlying principles of parenting is that you need to create memories. These memories can be created at any point and in any venue. That was what was on my mind when I took two of my kids to Cheeburger, Cheeburger. For those who do not know the joint, it is an old style diner with burgers, fries, and shakes. One of their gimmicks is that any adult that eats his or her 1 pound burger gets his or her picture on the wall, and any 12 year old or younger that can put down a half-pounder gets a snapshot on the wall.

Well, on this particular visit to Cheeburger, Cheeburger I was really not that hungry, but I saw this as an opportunity to make a memory with my son, Jake. So I stepped up to the plate and ordered the big burger, and he ordered the half-pounder. Now some people may find fault in our judgment in ordering 1.5 pounds of ground beef, but I saw it as a chance to order up a memory. After Jake and I consumed our burgers, they came and took the picture. When I saw his massive smile, I knew I was right. We both thought our meals were great, but the memory will be what is most tasty.

In the end, all we have of our childhood is our memories. So share time with your kids because the memories you make for them will be with you forever also.

  1. TRV says:

    So who finished first?

  2. Michele says:

    TK was the big winner of burger eating. However, in all fairness, he does have a 30 year advantage on Jake.

  3. Sara says:

    We have an ice cream shop that does something similar with an 8 scoop, 8 topping ice cream sundae. I could never do it!

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