The food was good. The service was good. The wait was long.
Yet, who knew I had such a polite child? After waiting patiently for quite a while for our food to arrive, my loving 6 year old son caught our waitress's attention when she came by to check our glasses. "Excuse me, waiter. I would like some macaroni and cheese, please." He had to be hungry. It was around 7:30 before we even sat down (and I was ready to eat as well). Even so, Jackson didn't fuss, whine, or pitch a fit. He just took matters into his own hands and made his desires known in a polite and respectful fashion.
The waitress said she'd go check on his order and it would be out in a few minutes. As she walked away, he looked at my mom and said, "Well, I think she's going to go tell the chef and then bring my macaroni in a little bit." If you know Jackson and are familiar with his sing-song, yet matter-of-fact voice, then you can picture how funny this was!
This incident reminded me of another instance that his kindergarten teacher told me about shortly after the school year started. Apparently, she had called on him to answer a question during one of lessons. Instead of answering the question, he just said, "Mrs. Freeman, would you stop talking please?" She wasn't mad or upset with him...just surprised by his response. Nonetheless, this is not something you say to a teacher. It looks like at the tender age of six, he's already mastered the art of respectful criticism. I think this is a character trait that will carry him far, don't you? :)
- I'm a mother of 3 who started blogging as a way to share our many adventures and to expand beyond the everyday "mommy world". While there IS so much more to us mommies than the title, there is very little that doesn't in some way or another lead us back to or influence our children...if anything. So, I hope you enjoy following our family's randomness, because as all moms know- you can never anticipate what tomorrow will bring! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day! :)