Last weekend we found ourselves with a free Saturday night…quite a rare event in our busy household. The boys lost their playoff game (by one goal in overtime) so we were able to skip the rest and head out early. Everyone was hungry and so we decided to go out to eat.
Relying on GPS to find a restaurant isn’t always ideal. If you aren’t looking for a known restaurant, it’s always a gamble. We vetoed a few hole-in-the wall mostly take-out Chinese places in favor of sit-down dining. We almost ended up at Mezcal, but the wait was too long and it was nearing couple, date-night time so we opted instead for ChopSticks, which was perfect for family dining. They sat us in the back room near a large birthday party with kids and adults of all ages.
We didn’t have to worry about disturbing anyone’s dinner, were surrounded by other families and everyone found something they liked to order off the menu. The food was delivered quickly, two pots of tea were consumed (with lots of sugar) and my son even tried actual sushi and fish eggs!
At the end of meal, they delivered the fortune cookies. I know most of you have played that silly game of adding “in bed” to the end of your fortunes. Looking for a more G-rated version, I suggested we add “on the toilet” to the end instead. My three children love nothing more than potty humor so this resulted in bouts of laughter as we read fortunes such as:
A wise man says nothing…on the toilet
One who loves to sing will always find a song…on the toilet
The fastest and easiest is not always the best way…on the toilet
As we went around and read our altered fortunes, all of us were giggling and being quite silly. As we left the restaurant I was thinking about how much fun we had, just being together. Time goes so fast, already my oldest son is as tall as my chin and has the same size feet as me. Saturday night was a reminder to take the time to unplug, get out of the house, away from the projects, turn off the phones and electronics, and just have fun being together…on the toilet.