Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Guess Who? - Free Pancakes!

So when's the last time you played a game of Guess Who? Spencer got the game for Christmas and we JUST opened it. It was in the front closet on the floor and he saw it while he was putting the vacuum away for me. He begged me to play with him. I was expecting a gal to come over in a short time but Carter was asleep and I figured now was a good time. Seems like these days you can't just open a new game and play. There's all this set up involved!! We had to punch out all the characters for each board, twist out all the flip up tabs and snap them into place for each board. Then we (and when I say WE.. I really mean ME) had to slide each character into the flip up tab for each board. They don't really stay in that well. So after I got one set put together I realized that I put the red characters in the blue board so I had to take them all out and swap them. Spencer made the comment that I was taking forever to get done, silly boy. So after getting everything done we were able to play a couple of rounds. The gal I was expecting called and got detained doing something else so Spencer and I were able to play a little longer. Carter cooperated for a while also. It was a nice change of pace!! I need to remember to stop and do things like that with my kids. The dishes can wait a bit longer.

Today was national pancake day (or something like that) so IHOP was serving a free small stack of pancakes. Someone told me this last week and I put it in my phone to remind me. Cierra was playing with my phone and when she saw that she wouldn't let me forget it. So I loaded up the kids this evening hoping to beat the dinner rush to IHOP. I also had a primary meeting at 7pm to get back for. We made it to IHOP just in time!!! We didn't really even have to wait but shortly after we got there the crowds started coming in. Each of my kids got a stack of 3 pancakes and I paid the extra dollar so they could have strawberries on top. I'm not a pancake fan so I ordered some other breakfast plate. I kind of felt bad for our waitress, she looked like she was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. She was quite busy but she was still very friendly and did a great job. She can really carry an armful of pancakes! It was funny to see all the parents bringing in their kids for free pancakes. Free food brings out all kinds!

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