Saturday night was a Daddy Daughter Date night at our local Chick Fil A. I had heard about these events and quickly signed up Laci and Charlie. Their date almost didn't happen when Charlie was unexpectedly given two tickets to the Purdue / Notre Dame game. He spent the day debating between going to the game or going up there to sell the tickets.
Chick Fil A does a great job of setting up these nights. Part of the restaurant is blocked off for the event. The tables are set with flowers and tableclothes. The whole purpose is to promote fathers and daughters spending time and talking together. So the placemat is filled with discussion prompting questions and they are giving a booklet to take home to "continue the conversation" full of more discussion questions. The dads and daughters talked about the day the girls were born and what things they enjoy doing with their dads the most. There was a band and a balloonists. There was even limo rides around the parking lot. All and all it was a very sweet dinner for the two of them and I am glad they got to spend that hour together.
Calvin and I did not have that special mother / son night. Calvin had fallen asleep after the party and I woke him up at 6:30 so he would go to bed that night. He is a complete disaster grump when he is woken up. I made a frozen pizza and since it was such a nice night, I thought we could enjoy it outside. I was wrong. I finally got him calmed down enough just to take a stroller ride around the block. This was our attempt at a special dinner. The look on his face pretty much sums it up. Maybe our special Chick Fil A Mother / Son Knight in the spring will go better.