Sunday, October 5, 2008

Date Night Disaster

A couple of weeks ago Stephen and I tried to go out to Red Lobster. It's his favorite, but mostly we went there because we had a gift card. I'm not a huge seafood fan, but Stephen can't resist going during the all you can eat shrimp promotion. They said it would be a 20-25 minute wait and we thought that was good since it was a Saturday night. It ended up being 45 minutes before they sat us. The hostess led us to a table in the very back of the restaurant in a small, dim, quiet, cold room. Eli had already been very good for 45 minutes in his car seat so we knew this wouldn't last much longer since he hates the car seat, but being in a quiet, dim part of the restaurant made it even worse. He almost immediately started crying so we fed him. After that he was happy for about 2 minutes (just long enough to get the pictures in this post.) To make a really long story short, it was another hour before we got our food. We had to take turns going outside with Eli and walking him around while we waited. Once our food came, Stephen would eat some, then he would relieve me so I could eat some, etc. We finally just told the waiter to bring us boxes for our food so we could get out of there. Needless to say, Stephen didn't get his fill of his all you can eat shrimp. But we can't be upset with our little stinker when he is so cute! Here are the pics of the only time Eli was happy all night.


The Mills Gang said...

Oh, I hear ya! London did that exact same thing one time when we were at Olive Garden. It was horrible but I promise it does get better!

Lauren and Derek said...

Aww, that is so sad! Derek and I will gladly come babysit sometime so you can have a real date night!