My kids love love love going out to eat. They don't care if it's a quick ice cream run or a full blown dinner*, they're just so happy to go out.
So imagine their excitement when my parents came to visit a couple of weeks back and we all went out to dinner. Now imagine their euphoria when they discovered that this particular food establishment had an entire wall devoted to coloring. Yup, instead of providing paper place mats and crayons, this place handed out markers so kids could write on the wall.
I really thought that my kids' eyes were going to fall out of their heads. And poor little guys, they were so torn between standing at the wall with their markers and sitting down and eating their hotdogs. They kept looking at the wall, glancing back at the table and looking back at the wall. My two year old wouldn't even come back to the table at all.
So while the food was not the greatest at this particular place, I am quite sure we will be going back at some point, if only to write on the wall and make everyone happy.
It just made the kids so happy. So happy.
*Let's be honest, they have no idea what a full blown fancy dinner is. They think going out for hamburgers and french fries is fancy and I am not telling them otherwise.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)