Pei-Wei is one of our favorite restaurants to go to as a family. The food is incredible, and it’s kind of a loud place, so the kids’ silliness doesn’t disturb anyone. It is, however, a challenge at times to keep all four kids out of trouble while we wait in line to order our food.
One evening after we ordered, seeing our table was ready, I took the three girls and sat down while Jason, holding our two-year-old boy, finished paying. As my husband put little Jason in his high chair, I noticed our toddler was holding a gigantic chocolate chip cookie. “Where did he get this?” I demanded.
You see, my husband tends to be a little one tracked. I could already see the whole scenario in my mind. I pictured Jason paying and our little guy taking the opportunity to steal a cookie without being noticed. Similar things have happened. Jason, knowing what I was thinking, decided to have a little fun and let me believe it. So as he struggled to get our boy into the highchair, I haggled with Jason over what to do about the cookie. Finally, he told me with a smile that the cashier had given Jason Jr. the cookie. In my surprise I blurted out, “You mean she just gave him the cookie?” right as the restaurant manager walked by. He stopped and good naturedly asked about it. As he walked away, I was horrified, thinking that I had probably just gotten the kind cashier in all kinds of trouble.
As we were finishing our meal, our girls were getting down to the music, and all without leaving their seats. I mean, they were having an all-out jam session. I was actually enjoying the fun, and to tell the truth, I would have liked to join in. Sometimes it just stinks to be a grown up! But they were beginning to draw attention. As I was about to tell them to tone it down a little, the manager walked by, whispered, “Nice moves,” and kept going. Well, there would be no stopping them now. Smiling ear to ear, they danced with renewed vigor. Pretty soon the manager came back with another gigantic chocolate chip cookie and gave it to the girls “for their great dancing.”
We all left the restaurant full and happy. The food was amazing, and the service was fabulous. The cookies were so good I think we’ll have to buy some on our next visit!
I’m linked to Making My Home Sing Monday.