Day 4 – Workin’ it for the Cheesecake

posted by Momo Fali on November 4, 2011

We dressed up the kids and took them out to dinner tonight. After spending $1100 on our car yesterday, I was prepared to go to the grocery store and buy a supply of white bread and peanut butter, but my husband had a nice, big gift card to my favorite restaurant. We went out and pretended that we always order wine, calamari, filets and ginger-crusted salmon that melts in your mouth and tastes like perfection in a superb, pink package.

I digress.

My son ordered for himself off of the children’s menu, but instead of saying that he wanted, “crab cakes” he looked at the poor waitress and just said, “I want crabs”; which is something you pick up at an entirely different type of place.

But, other than that, he was on his best behavior and was quite charming.

And, that right there? Got the whole family free dessert.


  • Donna C.

    What a handsome young man! I love his duds! Sorry to hear about your car… been there done that. Sounds like your husband is a keeper…

    Donna (another NaBloPoMo blogger)

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    I need to start training my kids to flirt with the waiters.

    • Momo Fali

      I have three words. Lemon blueberry cheesecake.

  • Melisa

    i was afraid to finish reading this post because I remember the LAST time you had a gift card to a restaurant; didn’t turn out well. I’m glad you all had a good time and that boy is PRECIOUS. (so is your girl. 🙂 )

    • Junk Drawer Kathy

      I remember too! Glad you had a wonderful evening out, and your boy is adorbs. Tell him I said he knows how to rock a tie.

  • Beth

    What a cutie! My son always charmed everyone, too. He’s 28 now and still a doll. :O)

  • Jeanne

    I would have wanted to do the bread and peanut butter too after spending that much on my car. Your son looks pretty slick and it’s cool his charm got you free dessert!

  • Always Home and Uncool

    How could anyone refuse a boy in that snappy of a tie?

  • Rhea

    You won’t mind if I take him with me next time I go out to dinner?! I need him to give my boys some pointers, clearly.

  • Rachel Blaufeld

    always good to have handsome kid hanging around — opens up a lot of doors 🙂
    so glad you went out — cooking gets old!! Rachel

  • Zak

    Of course you got dessert, how could you resist his charms?! Love that kid.

  • Tara R.

    Your son looks so handsome in his suit. Of course with that great smile, he should get free desserts all the time.

  • Deb Rox

    Holy suaveness. You should march around town with him and see what else you can score. He could probably swindle old ladies out of their life’s savings faster than Clooney with a sniff of his courage, but maybe it’s best we don’t teach him that just yet.

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