However, today they did have lunch from a restaurant. It just so happens that I was the waitress and the cook.
You see, I was getting ready to offer them up some of the choices that they usually get for lunch — a few types of sandwiches and the like. I thought, “They won’t be overly excited, but that’s just what’s for lunch.”
But, then, I stood up straight, held my hands in a way that indicated I was going to write on a pretend piece of paper, looked at them and said, “Well, hello, folks. Thanks so much for coming in to the restaurant today. Can I tell you our specials?”
I gave them the entree specials, as well as what their side dish options were. I took an order from each of the children, calling them sir and ma’am as I took their order, and commenting on each selection, “Oh yes, the string cheese here is very good.” I also took an order from each of them for their guest that was joining them (they each grabbed a stuffed animal or action figure).
I prepared their plates and small bowls of “goodies” for their guests. As I brought out their plates, I would say, “Okay, now, sir, you had the peanut butter and jelly, correct?”
They loved it. Loved it.
I’ve done this with them before (probably almost a year ago), and they loved it just as much then too.
For dessert, I put samples of candy and gummy snacks on a plate and brought it out a la waitress style (plate flat on my hand, arm up in the air). They liked this best. I let them verbally tell me what they wanted, and then whisked away, only to come back with their choices.
This post is linked to Frugal Fridays and Finer Things Friday (links above).
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