Anna June has learned that because sometimes her parents are indecisive, she can get whatever she wants, especially when it comes to food.
A couple of weeks ago, she asked to go to Great Wall Chinese restaurant. We decided we'd go Sunday, after church, and take advantage of their lunch special.
Actually, AJ referred to it as "Great Mall," which we think would be an excellent name for a Chinese food court establishment.
We went, we ate, and when it was time to leave, I paid. The cashier asked if AJ liked her soup, which was all she ordered. I told her that yes, she loved the egg drop soup, but then ate half of my honey chicken as well. I also mentioned to the cashier that it had been AJ's suggestion that we visit the place again. She really likes the dragon on the ceiling.
The cashier, though, was very pleased that a little kid not only liked Chinese food and was willing to try new things but would also make a restaurant recommendation that her parents would accept. (I didn't tell her we were only there because it was Sunday and Chick-fil-A was closed.)
She wanted to give AJ a token of her appreciation, and asked if she'd like an umbrella. AJ was confused. She's already the proud owner of an umbrella, and it wasn't raining. The lady returned with a drink umbrella, and AJ was fascinated.
When we got home, I cut off the sharp end, and then she played with it for a while. Then, she asked that it be put in her drink, as I had explained the decorative purpose of the tiny umbrella.
I hope this tropical drink and the smiling kid make your day seem brighter. It's quite dreary here and we may need to use real umbrellas today.
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