I took Charlie and Jack on a mom date last Friday. And I decided that I need to do that more often.
I've been in a funk this last week. Unable to really wake up in the mornings. I drag myself out of bed, make a bottle, and 2 bowls of cereal, turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and hope that I can squeeze in another hour of sleep on the couch.
And I've had to turn the fireplace on because it's cold.
And I am dragging for the rest of the day.
And then around 3pm, I feel like I need to take a nap. And if you haven't seen my calendar, I am usually in the car at 3 pm... driving... and really wishing I hadn't given up Diet Coke- AGAIN.
But Friday was my turn to drive in the preschool carpool. So, I figured while we were out, and all of us fully dressed, with hair gelled into perfectly formed faux-hawks (not me, just the boys), we might as well treat ourselves to lunch. And I really like The Deli at Thanksgiving Point, and since it's just down the street, it was the perfect choice.
Apparently every other mom with 2 kids and a stroller in tow had the same idea. And I don't blame them. Thanksgiving Point is a very family friendly place to have lunch. Plus they have the best fries, and fry sauce. And they serve Coke products. (I regrettably refrained from filling my cup up with DC, and instead chose the lemonade. I hate when I do that.) But Fresca is not an option. I love Fresca- when is it going to become an option?
I had the turkey+avocado on focaccia- and it turned out not to be focaccia. But the pumpkin bar was amazing. And the ice cream pub is 2 steps to the east.
Very casual, lots of tables, options to sit outside if the weather is good, and lots of room for strollers.
I wouldn't say it's cheap, but I wouldn't call it pricey either, and if the bread had been focaccia, I would have given it another star.
Very, very, very. With lots of options just around the corner to help entertain the kids, or really super-size fun day with mom. Like the Dinosaur Museum, and a variety of Halloween activities to choose from.
Thanksgiving Point: 4.25 mini-stars (or asterisks. mini-stars are cuter, though.)
And I think I'll try a mom date again, real soon, 'cause it was good times!