“Dad, if you don’t stop looking at your menu, the waitress will never come over to take our order.”

Will grew frustrated with me as I approached the 15 minute mark of staring at the menu at Monterrey Mexican restaurant. I can’t help it. Mexican food confuses me. It’s all Greek to me.

I finally settled on something and put the menu down. Will looked relieved. Then Sandra said, “I was thinking about getting that. I’m changing my mind. That’s what I’m getting.”

Really? There’s 490 items on this menu and you have to order what it took me 20 minutes to choose?

I think Will almost got up and walked out. Because he knew my hunt was about to start over.

Pre-teen boys are easy to embarrass. And it’s fun.

We got our food and it was good, yet it wasn’t what I was craving. I just don’t know what that is. I should stick to Taco Bell. A $5 Chalupa box and I’m good to go.

Afterwards we hit Gander Outdoors to find gadgets for Blue and then backtracked a couple of miles and 68 stoplights in Friday rush hour traffic to Walmart. Will commented with enthusiasm, “I want to thank y’all for inviting me.”

I think Sandra and I both felt a warm fuzzy surround our hearts.

“Oh, yeah?” I asked.

“Yeah”, he replied. “Now I know to decline the invitation next time.”

Oh well.

I had to laugh. Life is not all highlight reel material and Instagram moments. Sometimes it’s just the pleasure in finding ways to annoy your kids.

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