The place we went had a special three-course Mother's Day menu. The waiter took our orders for all three courses, and a few minutes later, two servers were bringing out our desserts.
I was baffled and a little speechless. I finally got out, "Um -- We're not having dessert right now. We haven't gotten our entrees yet."
The waiter saw what had happened, and came over and explained. Because he entered everything into the system at once, it all went to the kitchen at the same time, and the girls at the dessert station were on task, so they came out quickly!
They took them away and returned with our appetizers right away, but Amanda said, "Kyle, aren't you and Mommy reading a book about a girl who wants to have her dessert first??"
We are indeed.
I've been spending some time Reading Together with Kyle this month. We are reading an early chapter book called Dessert First. He loves the chapter book format, and since his reading is getting better and better, and sort of hoping that by the time we have our long drive for our summer vacation in July that he might be willing to try to read a real book by himself (with some help from me and his big sis).
When Dessert's (yes, that's her name) third-grade teacher Mrs. Howdy Doody challenges her students to march to the beat of their own drummers, Dessert decides to insist on being served dessert first before her dinner each night.
This is a cute early chapter book. Her parents own a restaurant, so there's lots of vivid (yummy) food writing. One objection I have (easily remedied when reading aloud) is that she uses words like "crud" and "darn." Not a huge deal, but it's not entirely necessary, is it?
We also had our traditional Mother's Day photo shoot. These are stressful events for us, because
- Apparently I'm a really big control freak (I usually take the pictures, and I know what I want).
- One of the people in the photo shoot is a crazy preschooler.
- My husband doesn't like that sort of thing (he doesn't like the Father's Day photo sessions either).