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My parents own an adorable Bichon Frise dog – she’s a loving and sweet but mischeivous dog, as many are. Her name is DeeDee. My boys, Anthony, 8, and Daniel, 5, love her to pieces.My side of the family is Greek so every Easter, we usually roast a whole lamb on a spit. It’s Greek Orthodox Easter tradition for most Greek families, where cousins, aunts, uncles all get together for a big Greek feast. Think of a culinary explosion of Greek dishes, enough to feed a dozen families for days and days.My dad and brother along with my Italian husband, prepare the lamb super early in the morning and start cooking it over a charcoal fire. The more modern Greeks have an automatic spit which turns the lamb on its own while cooking while the old-fashioned types still have to turn the lamb by hand. For several hours.This process is long and tedious… so many pass the time with Metaxa brandy and Ouzo and traditional Greek music. You can just imagine by the time the lamb is actually ready, the men are quite happy.Well, one Easter, my husband went to my parents’ house early to help out with the lamb. My father was there along with my brother and a few others.My boys and I arrived later that morning. When we got there, my son Daniel who was 4 at the time, saw the lamb roasting on the spit.He stopped dead in his tracks.Pointing at the spit, he asked, horrified, “Is that DeeDee?”We all burst out laughing. “Noooooo! It’s not DeeDee!”The look on his face was priceless. The way that he asked was just so funny and the expression on his face was hilarious.Relieved, he started laughing along with us.The moral of the story: warn your kids before cooking meat on a spit!