By the time the boys and I met our friends at a local restaurant, it was well past lunchtime. My friend and I took advantage of the post-lunch lull and asked to be seated in separate booths from our small gang of boys (she has three all around my boys’ ages).
We were hoping to have some quiet conversation and allow our guys the independence to order by themselves. We had no illusions about the process. We were fine with burgers and fries for all.
Later, when we were home. The boys cracked up over how long it took all of them to order. But, they did it.
T.Puzzle was particularly amused when two of his friends ordered their burgers ‘well-done’. Through the years we always have coached him to choose ‘medium’.
“Why do you think this is so funny, T.Puzzle? Some people happen to prefer their meat to be cooked all the way through,” I said.
“Oh! I thought they were telling the waiter to let the cook know they wanted their burger to be good or else.”
It’s a learning curve for sure.