Sunday, July 31, 2011

The New Restaurant In Town

At 4 1/2 years of age, Dylan's play is very creative.  Very, very seldom is something played with in the way it was intended to be played with.  This can be a good thing, but I have to admit, it can also drive a poor mom crazy!  You see, you just never know what crazy game you might be playing, and the rules seem to change by the minute.  It's hard to keep up.  Sometimes I just really want to sit down and play a board game or a game of cards, but that idea never seems to excite him.  I think I've also mentioned before that creative play tends to spread out and take over your home.  Sigh.

But, his newest obsession is one I'm pretty excited about - Dylan's "A Lot of Food Restaurant".  (He named it himself).  It is great practice for his spelling and math.  The ambiance isn't the best, but they do serve a lot of food.

The tables and chairs are a bit small for a 5'11" customer, but oh well.  Also, the floor isn't always the cleanest.  I'll have to complain to management.

Jim and I were long overdue for a date night, so we decided to try this new restaurant in town.  Jim had two pieces of pizza, a banana, and milk.  I had green grapes, black meatball pasta, and ice cream.  Our bill came to $32!  Man, eating out is so expensive these days.  Plus, they were out of "strong lemonade", and I really wanted some of that!

I think the owner is pretty darn cute, and I love his smile.


blue china studio said...

That is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. Love it. And some "strong" lemonade sounds good to me too!

Elissa said...

this is SO cool. i would eat there. my kids all do that too, btw, take all the bits to every game and spread them over the house with seemingly no rhyme or reason. it DOES make it difficult to even sit down and play and actual game when half the parts cannot be located!

Bondbaby said...

This was a very cute and humorous little article. You have a gift for sharing anecdotal mom stories!
And, Dylan is already writing words and numbers? Wow! I'm impressed.

The Girls' Mommy said...

So cute :)

We did a Daddy's Diner recently to get rid of all of the leftovers, menu, bill, all the same ideas but real food. Worked like a charm!

Anonymous said...

He is so awesome! I wish my kids were more interested in playing restaurant beyond just making the food - it is such a great way to practice writing and math and so many other skills, but they won't go for it!