July 16, 2012

Chick-fil-a...AKA: where I go to fit in.

As most of you know, I was born and raised in the northeast.  I had never been to or even heard of Chick-fil-a until I moved to OK.  To be honest, I'm not so sure I understand why people love it so much.  What is it exactly that people cannot get enough of?  

This weekend on the rainy Saturday my husband suggested a quick trip out for lunch to the new Chick-fil-a near our house.  We knew it would be crowded, which it was, but we also looked forward to the kids getting a bit of energy out at the indoor play area.  We've been feeling a little stir crazy at home between the heat wave and having a new baby.  

While I'm not so sure the food is what will draw me back, the feeling like I fit in there is enough for me to make another trip.  While we were there it was rather crowded and perfect for people watching.  It seemed like all the parents there were having the same issues I regularly have with my children.  You know what I'm talking about, like constantly telling the kids to sit down, telling them they have to eat before they go play as the child continually begs to run off to playland, dealing with whiny little ones when the parent says it's time to go.  It was refreshing to be somewhere and see everyone having kids that behave like mine sometimes do.  Maybe it was because almost everyone in there had kids, but there were no sideways glances, dirty looks, or eye rolls.  There was just a knowing look written in eveyone's eyes.  We've all been somewhere when your child has a fit or is just a bit out of control.  It was nice to know there were no judgements being made but rather a sharing of pity for whichever parent was having their turn of public embarrassment by their dear child.  

Sometimes it's nice to feel like you are not alone in the difficulties of parenting.          


Anonymous said...

Truer words have never been written. This past Friday night, we took our little guy to Chick-Fil-A. He loved it. :)


blm said...

Yes! Though we no longer live near a Chick-Fil-A (my husband is stationed in Japan), we've definitely been in your shoes. As a young full-time stepmother things can get challenging, and it's always nice to see other parents/caretakers have some of the same moments we all experience.

(P.S. I found your blog via the Military Monday blog hop! Feel free to check out some of our adventures over at http://www.thentherewaswe.blogspot.com)

NHGirl said...

I'm still looking for a place that I'm not dragging my children out of, kicking & screaming, with my head hung in shame. Maybe I just need a Chick-Fil-A nearby!

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