We’ve all got them right? Those crazy restaurant stories! At least I’d like to think I’m not alone in this, but it’s so much more fun to laugh over them than fret. Right? Come on over and laugh with us!
Eating out with boys!
After a wonderful day at Busch Gardens, we began our journey to Orlando. Everyone was tired and hungry, so we decided to go ahead and stop to eat.
Eating out with a family of seven can be unpredictable, but on this occasion, we were having a fantastic time eating and talking about our fun day. Finishing up, my husband was on top of things and declared he would take the two boys to the bathroom.
The girls and I were still enjoying our food when my boys came running out of the bathroom. Bobby was shouting, “Little Jason peed in the sink! Little Jason peed in the sink!” with all the joy and enthusiasm of telling the best secret ever.
The girls and I sat there with our mouths hanging open. Little Jason smiled ear to ear. My husband was as embarrassed as I’ve ever seen him and was shouting, “No, he did not. No, he did not!” as he rushed the boys out of the restaurant and to the van.
Dumbfounded, the girls and I sat there too shocked to even worry about anyone’s reaction in the restaurant. The silence hung there, and then we all burst our laughing at the same time. We laughed until our sides hurt, and the tears were rolling down our faces. When we made it back to the van, we found out it was all a joke. Little Jason saw that the sink in the bathroom looked yellow and created his story. Boys!!
Free kids meals
As the kids grow up, it is getting more expensive to go out to eat, and the amount of times we take the whole family to a sit down restaurant with menus is more and more rare. On this day my husband spontaneously decided to take the family to a place he found with free kids meals. We still have three children that qualify and those deals save us lots of money.
The sever had given us menus. When she came to take our order, we mentioned the free kids meals that were advertised. “Oh yes,” she declared, “We have free kids meals everyday, but today.”
Not sure I understood, I asked, “So the free kids meals aren’t on the weekends?”
“Oh yes they are, just not today!”
Let me get this straight. “So we came on the only day of the year that this restaurant is not giving free kids meals?”
“Yes!” said the lady, “They told me today. No free kids meals today.”
I don’t know why, but I found this hilarious. What are the odds? My husband, stood up and said, “Well, then we’ll come back another day!”
Thankfully, the lady seemed to understand, and we all walked out. My teenagers were mortified. I know my husband. It didn’t surprise me. He would find it morally irresponsible to waste $20 when he could come back the next day and save that much. Out we went.
Honey, where are my keys?
Leaving the above restaurant, my husband opted to try a new place that had recently opened. The food was fantastic, and we had a wonderful time.
As we left the restaurant and walked toward the van, my husband stopped short, “Esther!” he looked panicked, “I don’t have my keys!” He was still checking all his pockets when in slow motion he peeked into the van. Slowly he turned back and looked at me. “They are in the van!” he gasped. Sure enough they were. That wasn’t all though. They were in the ignition, the van was running, and the doors were unlocked! We had spent two hours eating, while leaving our unlocked car running in the parking lot! All I can say is, I’m thankful to still have a van!
Ah well, these are our most recent crazy restaurant stories. Glutton for punishment? Here are some more:
- When the kid wouldn’t stop crying.
- The sauce explosion.
- Eating out with Kids and the Grumpy Lady
- Hit by a tray of drinks!
- A funny thing happened at McDonald’s
- Attack of the pantry moth
- Something stuck to the bottom of the shoe