My Sons Birthday Request!!

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Rafter H BBQ

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Hey all, I had to share this with you!

So, my sons birthday is next Thursday, April 29 (he will be 12). He came to me a few weeks ago and said “Dad, you know my birthday is coming up?” I said “Yea, I do.” He looks at me for a few seconds and says “I know what I want”. I said “Oh, ok... what would that be?” He looks at me and says... “Well, I’ve been thinking for a while and I want a grill like yours but just a little smaller.”

Well, I wasn’t sure which one he was talking about due to I may or may not have a collection... Ok, I do have a collection!

So, after a bit of talking with him he was referring to my Weber Kettle 22”.

I was really happy he wanted a grill, but held off ordering one due to sometimes kids will say something and change their minds. But the last couple weeks he’s been chatting non stop about “When I get my grill, I am going to cook some wings.” He mentioned it every night when I got home from work this week and last week! Wings are without a doubt his all time favorite food! So, after he mentioned it over and over for two weeks... I figured that is really what he wants and I had better place an order. I did get the order placed!

He will be getting a Weber Kettle 18”, a vortex, a bag of charcoal and a few accessories (one of which is a pair of gloves). I still remember the first time using my vortex, I was not thinking and dang near branded my hand with the Weber emblem from the handle.

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I am really excited to give him his gift next Thursday and break it in with a batch of wings.

Thanks for lookin all!
 
You sir go to the head of the "best dad" line. Get 'em hooked on bbq-ing and meat smoking and he wont have money to get in trouble with. Of course you may need to start a "go fund me" for wings and charcoal. :emoji_laughing:
Jim
 
What a great gift for a youngster, that is one sweet setup! Wings, burgers, maybe a steak now and then. Happy B-Day to your son, I'll bet he's thrilled with his gift. RAY
 
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I gave my grandson a toy Weber for Christmas a couple years ago because he has always been fascinated by mine.
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I think he had just turned 4. It's still one of his favorites, and we might upgrade to a real 18" in a few more years, like your son. It'll probably have to be a my house, though. (For the record, his dad sucks at bbq and grilling, and most everything else in the manly arts.)
 
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Wow. That hit me. I love when my son wants to cook with me but at four his attention span isn’t quite there yet. It is great sharing a love and passion. Tell him happy birthday and enjoy the bonding.
 
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That's Awesome, Justin!!
You got a couple of Great Kids.
A Son who's ready for some Grilling!!!
And I know that Daughter is also a Great Hunter!!
What more Fun could a Dad ask for!!

Bear
 
That's awesome! Yep gonna be the best dad! Tell him happy birthday from me and Shelly also! Can't wait to see his 1st post!

Oh and in a few years you can get him a home brewers kit... then he can make ya beer and BBQ for ya! :emoji_blush:

Ryan
 
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That's cool hope he has a great Birthday and gets lots of use out of his new grill
 
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