My little boy turned 10 on Monday. I’m not quite sure how he has a decade under his belt already. It makes me a little sad, but at the same time, I’m so proud of the awesome kid he’s become. He is seriously the best. He’s smart, sweet, funny, and still loves hugging his mom. He’s also well behaved, which is always nice. Because of the arrangement with his dad having him during the summer, I haven’t spent his birthday with him since he was 4. Tell me that’s not messed up. We had to do some rearranging this year, but I got him on his birthday. He didn’t request much for the day. He wanted an apple pie instead of a cake and only picked out 2 things he wanted as gifts.
I had to work all day, so we couldn’t do too much, but I wanted to take him out for breakfast. The kid is a big fan of The Food Network. It’s so fun that he and I can find shows we both like to watch together. He loves Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We watch it together and make note when the restaurants are near us. When we were in California, we always talked about going to some that were in L.A., but it never happened. After we moved here, he and I checked the show’s website to see what places were local. One of the restaurants that was featured on the show was the Magnolia Pancake Haus. He’s a pancake lover, so what better place to take him for breakfast on his birthday?
It was a normal restaurant in what seemed to be a small strip mall. There was a salon or spa next door. The little one ordered pancakes and bacon off the kids menu. The 10 year old and I decided to get waffles, each a different kind, to share. He had the apple cinnamon and I got the bacon waffle. We got a waffle. One waffle. We both agreed that it should have come with a side. $7-$8 for a waffle is a bit much in my opinion. The service was good though and we got our food fast.
I asked him to rate the restaurant and he easily did. He declared the food to be super, de-duper, awesomely good, while I thought it was just good, but nothing special. I wouldn’t drive out of the way for it.
This was fun though. We’ll have to make a point to check out more restaurants. He is pretty open to trying anything new, unlike his sister.