Friday, April 16, 2010
Taking the Baby for a Test Drive
After M got home from school, we decided to do an experiment. My birthday is next week, as most of you probably know, and we always go out to Red Lobster for a nice dinner. It is my favorite, and we have gift cards! But we don't know if Robert will stand for it. To test drive him, we went out to a lower-pressure venue, the Golden Corral. It's not a cheap restaurant, though it's cheaper than Red Lobster, but the food is good, and most especially, it is fast. It is a buffet place where you pay up front and get your food yourself, so if the baby started freaking out, we wouldn't have to wait for the check or anything like that. But he did well. We set him on the table in his carrier and took turns getting our food, and he played with his toy and looked around and chilled out while we ate. He got a little bored and fussy towards the end, mostly because he was getting hungry. I think if I'd had a bottle with me, we'd have made it through even longer. But it was a good test, and a really nice meal, and a great way to start the weekend. Eating out is such a treat.
And tonight I pestered M into giving me one of my birthday presents early, because the teapot I ordered for myself arrived broken and had to be sent back. He eventually bent and gave it to me, much to my delight. He got me Cake Wrecks , the book written by the writers of one of my favorite blogs, also called Cake Wrecks. It's all about disastrously bad professional cakes, and it is hilarious. I had forgotten she had a book out, and have spent most of the evening reading it. We got some rain that broke the hot weather, thank goodness, so we're still not turning on the air conditioning. Go us! =)