For all of my bloggy friends that have very young children: In case you’re worried that once they become teenagers they’ll stop saying cute and funny things, I’m here to tell you…
…they’ll very likely become disgusting.
Oh, wait, this is supposed to be supportive. Sorry about that. Anyhoo, yes, they will still say things that will crack you up.
A little background information: our favorite waiter at our favorite restaurant happens to share the same first name as Beloved (imagine that – a waiter named Beloved). For the purpose of this post, we’ll refer to the waiter as Be. Now, Be The Waiter loves us – we’re fun, naturally, we love food, of course, and then again – we tip well. A couple of weekends ago we had an excuse to go to our favorite restaurant two nights in a row, the second night with The Young One and Miss J, who was visiting from Texas.
There were all sorts of indulgences that night, in the way of an upside-down banana rum cake that I shared with Miss J, and just a smidgen too much Hendricks gin for Beloved, who became quite, er, jolly.
How jolly you ask? Well, when the dinner was over and the check paid, Be The Waiter came up to me and gave me a big hug and kiss on the cheek, like he usually does. This night, Beloved felt he should get a hug and a kiss instead of a handshake and said so. Be The Waiter may have been a tiny bit startled, but not being one to offend a customer that consistently tips 20%, gave Beloved a warm hug and peck on the cheek (and, if I might add, probably enjoyed it, if you get my drift. Nudge, nudge, say no more…).
I drove us home, teasing Beloved about being amorous with the wait staff at the restaurant. The kids were in the back seat, rolling their eyes at us as usual, so Beloved turned around and asked, “I didn’t embarrass y’all, did I?” (Are you kidding? He was banking on it.)
“What? Never!” exclaimed The Young One. “We’re always up for a little Be on Be action.”
At which point I nearly ran us off the road from laughing so hard.
But I think I need to confiscate the boy’s computer.