Today I took Ryan and Katie shopping for camp stuff. They both leave for Camp Impact Sunday afternoon, so I used that as a good excuse to get them new shorts and socks and such. After we blazed through Target, I took them to Cheddar's for lunch.
Now THIS is what summer's all about: being able to take my kids to lunch on a weekday! There was something so casual, so NICE about sitting down at a real restaurant (sans play area), just the three of us enjoying a great meal. (Not that we didn't miss Dad--it's just a different dynamic.) We laughed, I cried... It was wonderful.
Both kids were extra-polite to our waitress and perfect dinner companions, too. Our waitress even commented on what great kids they are. I already KNEW how great they are, but it's lunches like this one that really let me revel in that knowledge!