This evening my wonderful in-laws took our 6-pack (of kids) so Karen and I could go out to dinner. It was mostly my mother-in-law watching them and I am so glad she loves those kids enough to take ALL of them at once. I think she's a little crazy in that regard, but I love her for it.
On a related note (not related to this blog, but related to that last comment) ... my mother (bless her awesome heart) is taking the second half of the 6-pack for an afternoon-into-evening-into-morning sleepover (well, technically it is the first half because it is the three oldest, but last week she took 2 of the other 3 kids for a sleepover) ... so she's pretty darn awesome too!
Anyway, Karen had a gift card and a $5 off coupon for Texas Roadhouse so we headed there for dinner. I dropped her off before I parked because it looked like quite a crowd outside. She met me just outside the front door and said we had our name on the list and it was ... wait for it ... only a 45-55 minute wait!
After a few brief seconds we realized that was perfect! Neither of us was all that hungry yet and it left the perfect amount of time to do our Wal-Mart shopping and not just have to sit around.
when I pulled into the spot I saw these fingers sort of pulling down the blinds and waving(?) at me. I assumed it was Karen, but for a minute I was afraid it was someone else telling me not to park there.
Hmm ... I guess that wasn't "long story short" now was it?! Oh well, it was a great way to make good use of our "wait time" for a table. I honestly think we'll probably ask if the wait time can be a little longer next time ... if they can't seat us right away anyway! :)