Recently, we haven't been doing much eating out as a family--I can't remember the last time, probably a month or two ago. Before Evan was born, it was a frequent event, usually to the same two places.
Early yesterday evening, we went out to kind of put a closing on the end of our vacation ): We went to Texas Roadhouse--the boys had never been there before. When we got there, it was packed! We waited at least 20 minutes in an area where there were probably 20 other people, and the place was L-O-U-D. As I sat there keeping Evan entertained, I couldn't help but feel so proud of the boys. They were just hanging out, like everyone else, not a single complaint, and nothing that made them stand out from anyone else. It truly was a beautiful moment. It's not that it matters when they do stand out from others, it's just nice to have those moments sometimes when we fit in with the crowd.
It just got better as the evening went on. Evan sometimes gets impatient when sitting in a restaurant, although, like I said, it's been a while. Last night, though, he was "perfect."
Ah, what a great night.