Friday there were two major milestones for the Tow family!
1) I went on a play date in public with both kids and a double stroller- success!!
2) We had our first family dinner to a restaurant. The horror! However, before you start lecturing me on diner etiquette, you should know we went to a new local pizza/play place called Gatti Town. You know the kind of place where kids are a revolving door of tantrums as parents cut them off from coins and they throw down when they don’t have enough tickets for the nerf gun?
Yeah, so it was all good except the part where they don’t sell alcohol. Throw parents a bone here, people! A little smidge of wine in the cry factory is acceptable and kind of expected. Even Chuck E. Cheese gets that! My point is that if you live in Pinellas County and you are contemplating stopping by this place you are forewarned. At the very least you may want to smuggle in a flask. Not that I’m encouraging that. I’m just sayin…
Anyway, I felt pretty sure this place would not have acceptable healthy foods so I brought an organic veggie pouch for Jamie along with a milk and then let her eat all the Mac & Cheese and pizza she wanted. To say she was excited is an understatement. As soon as she walked in and saw what was going on, she started singing and dancing. When she got a plate of the macaroni and pizza she ate it by herself with a fork and exclaimed after every bite, “yummy!” When she saw the bumper cars, (yes, there are bumper cars there which I might add are located in the “dance section” of the building. What I mean by that is that this pizza place is located where an old club used to be where I may or may not have had a dance off or two, or three…what? Don’t act like you never had a dance off before. Anyway, I will never admit that to Jamie so don’t try to throw me under the bus cause I will deny it!) she would scream “beep, beep!” That’s what we call cars around our place. We’re good like that.
Anyway, you should know that this place is not really for kids under 5. The only acceptable game/ride is a little Carousel that Jamie rode at least 15 times. She got a wild look in her eyes and we were real scared. I kept wondering how the hell we would get her out of there with her being all “spirited” and stuff. Probably didn’t help that I let her have some fruit punch there, too. This she NEVER gets, but I was trying to get out of my comfort zone of controlling everything she eats and drinks (you can’t argue that water and beans are healthy). Anyway, I kept imagining her throwing up copious amounts of red macaroni and pizza. Fortunately, it didn’t happen. Also, in a ninja move, Matt caught Jamie off guard and swooped her out of the crazy cave before she could realize what was going on. This really saved us from dragging her out like a couple of crazies with not enough sleep. Jamie also got a teeny pink puppy for her tickets so I would say it was a win win for all of us.
Yay, for fun family Friday!!
Ps- Austin slept and contributed grumpy faces for the few times he was awake. Good times!!