A Morning Date …

by Cate on March 6, 2007

Usually The Husband drops Nicholas off at school in the morning, and I pick him up, but today I got morning duties. Nicholas couldn’t decide what he wanted for breakfast, so I suggested something different… a morning date at Burger King. Because I work from home and don’t punch a clock, it’s easier for me to do something like this instead of The Husband (they can’t get out of the house early enough).

When we walked in, Nicholas said he wanted to look at the menu and decide what he wanted for himself. Fair enough. He opted for a #5, appropriate since he couldn’t read the words on the menu, but recognized the numbers. He followed that up by asking me if he liked it (since he wasn’t quite sure what it was). French toast sticks. We were safe.

Because it was too early for a kids’ meal with a toy, I asked if they still had those cardboard crowns, fully expecting them to say no. I kinda thought those things went out in the 80s, since that’s probably the last time I saw one. But lo and behold, they had them, and Nicholas couldn’t have been more thrilled. In fact, as I type this, he’s sleeping in his bed with the crown on.

“Mama, this is very special.”
“What is?”
“Eating breakfast at Burger King. It’s very special.”
“Oh really?”
“Uh huh.”
“It’s not special eating breakfast at home?” I asked, just messing with him.
“Yes, that’s special too sometimes, but this is more special.”

I love that kid! Too cute.

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Claire March 6, 2007 at 4:55 am

How precious! I used to have breakfast “dates” with my best guy friend every Tuesday morning before school in high school. We started at Hardee’s but it closed, so we moved to Burger King. I actually don’t think I’ve been to BK since that last time! What sweet memories you’ve made! If you do scrapbooks, you should put a piece of the crown (when he’ll give it up) on a page talking about your special times together!

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Kristen March 6, 2007 at 2:32 pm

That is too sweet. Isn’t funny how the smallest things can make the biggest impression? One time this winter we had hot chocolate with marshmallows, sat by the fireplace and read books. My then 4 year old said “Mom…this is a night to remember!”

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Mary Beth March 6, 2007 at 5:29 pm

Super cute. I had no idea they still had those crown (since we’re McDonald’s people, I guess).

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Lola and Her *Mom* March 6, 2007 at 7:23 pm

Ah, he is so cute.

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Lola and Her *Mom* March 6, 2007 at 7:24 pm

What a great memory he’ll have. So cute!

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Cate March 7, 2007 at 4:06 am

Claire – what a nice memory! As soon as we move, I am definitely going to start scrapbooking; saving the crown is a great idea. :)

Kristen – that’s too cute! Kids really DO say the darnedest things.

Mary Beth – they had them behind the counter. You’d think they’d have them out so people could at least see them. I much prefer McDonalds too. ;)

Lola – thanks for dropping by!

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SheRa730 March 7, 2007 at 4:57 pm

that is absolutely adorable! what a sweetie!

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