My father gets really mad when us kids (four of us, two boys, two girls) have fun at the dinner table (excited talking, laughing, joking, etc.) I don't know why... but anywho.. one Thanksgiving "Enough was Enough!!!!" already and, as I was the main culprit, I was getting the brunt of the long speech about decorum at the dinner table.
As it was kinda par for the course, I was just nodding along to my father's preaching as I watched my little brother (maybe 5, 6?) across the table, who was not paying attention to anything going on around him, but staring very, very intently at a rather bulbous reddish, purplish part of his turkey leg...like where the spur would be? I don't know, but it was icky... my dad is going on and on and I'm not even listening because now I'M entranced by the bulbous part of his turkey leg too... and I'm watching him... and he's staring at it... I'm watching him... He's staring at that bump... when he just very suddenly CHOMPS on the thing... I started ROARING with uncontrollable laughter because it was so random and odd and gross and this INFURIATED my father because he thought I was laughing at his speech and I had tears streaming down my face I was laughing so hard and NO ONE else at the table had any idea why or what happened - they thought I'd gone nuts!! I was breathlessly trying to explain what made me laugh and meanwhile, lil brother is just chomping away, making me break into a fresh fit of painful-at-that-point laughter.
And I'm yelling (still pretty much ignoring my father) "WHY WOULD YOU BITE THAT?!?!? WHAT WAS GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD?!?!?"
Yeah - I got sent to my room and told Santa would never come again
When I was finally able to explain to everyone (but Dad) about what happened, my siblings also found it HILARIOUS... I bring it up every Thanksgiving now and they join in, even though they really weren't "there" for it... (but not around Dad... as I don't want to make him mad all over again... 13+ years later...) My mom just smiles and rolls her eyes at me... but I think deep down she agrees it's hilarious. It was just *so* *OBVIOUSLY* A.) not an edible part of the turkey leg and B.) too gross to even consider biting at all... but he CHMOPED the thing like it was a chocolate bunny... I am trying to hold back LOLing right now as I picture it all over again and the absurdity of it all...