This was an email Mr. Serious sent to me the morning after this event. Too good not to share. Girls, you’ll love this one day. Plus, he deserves a little “face time” for putting up with us girls lately. Okay, maybe me…and a couple really late nights working…and a lot of meetings and deadlines for him. Okay, he’s just awesome.
I was home from work early with the family, so the dinner question(s) is/are raised. Cooking? Cooking what? Who’s cooking? (That’s funny…there was never a “who” question!)
Followed by, “Don’t we have a gift card somewhere?” So, after some more discussion, we’re off to the place where we received a gift card for Christmas, where we’ll use our $25 gift card and then some….
The big surprise of the night was that the kids were awesomely behaved! (I told him to raise his expectations. We have pretty awesomely behaved kids.) Maybe it was being out that made them focus a little more, try a little harder.
At the end of the meal a group of older women, who were sitting across from us, stopped to tell us how beautiful and well-behaved our children were. Even E was eating fairly quietly, and toned down her Frankenstein grunts for more food. (Yeah, she’s a grunter…she also signs “more” and “eat” for the entire meal!)
As nice as that was, the highlight of the meal was all of us sharing the dessert. A s’more brownie a la mode. There was no fighting, arguing about the size of the other sister’s bites, or complaining when it was gone. It was poetic. So much so, that I just put my spoon down to watch.
There is a deep down satisfaction that comes from being a father and providing the food for the family. Especially when it’s covered with marshmallows and chocolate sauce.
I didn’t expect to be moved by a restaurant’s dessert, but I was…..
I feel all Pioneer Woman-y putting a picture of the hubby’s backside on the old blog. But, hey it looks pretty darn good. And he’s got all three girls on the swings and happy. And, also, I’m proud of him for losing weight and getting healthy. And having lower cholesterol and a low BMI. And, yeah, he’s hot.