3 years, 10 months.
Recently as part of an art activity at school, you were asked to draw a picture that answers the question, “What’s something that makes you feel special?”
I would have thought you would have said playing with Legos, or getting a Hot Wheels car at Kroger, or even simply playing at home with Mommy and me.
Instead, you answered, “Going to get tater tots.” You drew a picture of yourself with 5 tater tots. To you, that apparently equals feeling special.
This weekend turned out to be a “stay in Nashville kind of weekend”. Coincidentally, “The Great Food Truck Festival” just happened to be taking place in the neighborhood next to ours, in the parking lot of the only place you have ever eaten tater tots: the critically acclaimed and award winning Burger Republic.
So Mommy and I decided to officially make you feel special…
In anticipation of the tater tots arriving, I helped distract you by drawing tomatoes on the Burger Republic coloring sheet for you to “run over” with your new acquired Jeep Scrambler. (I would scribble over each tomato after you rolled the car over each one that I had drawn on your race track.)
I could tell, just being there was a big deal to you. I could clearly see you felt special once those tater tots arrived!
Of course, I can’t fail to mention that we were visiting some of our wonderful friends there. (You’ve grown up with them and their dog.) You were fairly oblivious to their presence until after you had consumed the famous tater tots and we were outside on the playground next to Burger Republic.
It made my day to get to see you and their daughter Parker get along so well. Not only did you play perfectly synchronized, but I even think the two of you look a lot a like.
You were lucky. You didn’t have to take a nap because of the fact we met up with them about the time you should have been in the middle of your nap.
Fortunately, you were able to burn off 100% of the extra boost of energy you ironically get from not taking a nap.
I’m so glad to know that the the of you with be attending the same elementary school and be in the same grade once you graduate out of pre-school. I think Parker is going to make a great friend for you!
You were even able to successfully share your Jeep Wrangler with her. Man, that’s saying a lot…
We finished off the afternoon by walking in between all the glorious food trucks there for the festival.
Having already eaten the food that makes you feel very special, your main concern at that point was to find out which color truck was the coolest.
As I would imagine, you chose the pink one.
When you live in a fun city like Nashville, even the “stay at home weekends” end up being pretty interesting… and special.
FYI: Burger Republic was unaware I was writing a “family friendly review” on them at the time. I was simply a paying customer who happened to be taking a lot of pictures of my son. In other words, I did not “work for free tater tots.” I simply have always enjoyed going to Burger Republic and thought they deserve a shout-out. In case you’re wondering, they do serve vegan burgers too.