Brinn is pretty much one of the worst eaters ever. She is still only 33 lbs at 5yrs old, but is taller than most of her friends. My mom spends a lot of time lecturing her, us, or anyone who will listen about how she thinks we could make Brinn a better eater. uh huh.
Everything we did for her on her birthday revolved around stuffing her face with her favorite eats, I took the day off of work to participate and document (or you know, stuff my face).
My mom recently introduced the kids to IHOP, so of course she wanted to go there for breakfast. Brinn grabbed the kid menu and picked out the cute, silly, girly face pancakes. At least the picture on the menu looked cute…
Once I took the gooey strawberry eyes off her cakes it looked more like this:
and then this goober had to order the same thing- the picture looked like it was fresh strawberry eyes which would be easy to pick off. Bloody strawberry sauce eyes, now Shaye can’t eat half of her fricken pancakes or her skin will look worse than the bloody eyed pancake.
Side note- their simple and fit veggie omelette is freakin’ awesome.
We were running around in the southpark area later that day and took Brinn to her favorite place for dinner- Maggianos. Girlfriend can put on a serious eating clinic with their spaghetti and meatballs.
Our server brought her a dish of birthday cookies and lit a candle for her, she was pumped.
Now no story would be complete without a touch of crazy, so here’s the crazy of the day.
As everyone knows, Brinn is a Super Mario addict. Doesn’t just love it, she L O V E S is. She talks about the characters like they are her friends. She has a stuffed Toad that goes everywhere with her, even her preschool teachers were well acquainted with him coming to class for visits. Well, her new thing is trying to find a Toadette. Toadette is the pink, girl version with Heidi-like braids.
You know how there is always that kiosk in the mall covered in crap to make your kid pitch a fit walking by, so you’ll buy something to shut them up? Well, I remembered seeing some Mario junk on it once so we went to check it out. Brinn and Shaye were flipping out, picking them all up and hugging them, when a woman waiting on her little darling approached me.
“what is that?” (brinn was holding a Yoshi)
“It’s Yoshi from Super Mario Brothers.”
“UGH, my child will NEVER play those games!”
Um ok. I just shrugged her off and smiled.
Brinn was trying to decide between pink or yellow.
Batshit crazy stepped forward, touched my arm, stares into my face and sternly replied “NO! She will NOT play those games, no video games!!!”
I’m clearly an idiot magnet, I have a nack at being approached by some of their weirdest people. I just smiled, nodded and replied,
“That’s SO nice. I also really DON’T care.”
Like I slapped her she backed up, spun around and stormed off with her kid.
And birthday girl ended up with both yoshis.