We went to a movie and then dinner last night to celebrate Trey's 10 birthday that is tomorrow. I LOVE movie theater popcorn. I mean, who doesn't, right? And in high school I worked at a theater, and we would eat TONS of popcorn when we had no customers. I didn't hold a bag to hold so I had to steal from Kelli's bag. Since 3 year olds are not known for their generosity, this worked really well! I just had a few handfuls when all the pieces were added up.
Then Trey wanted to go to the Chinese buffet around the corner from our house. First problem: I was starving when we walked in there. We really don't eat out often. We just don't spend the money that way any more. We don't have it to spend and it's just much more affordable to feed our brood at home. And mama likes to cook so it all works out.
So D goes up and gets food with the 2 little girls and brings a plate back for the toddler. All fried food. I was wondering where the vegetables were. Then I had my turn to go get food. Where were the vegetables? I get so used to eating at home...tons of veggies, little bit of lean meat. At the Chinese buffet? TOTAL CRAP!!!
I just didn't care. I was starving and didn't want to deal with it. So I made really poor choices, including 4 almond cookies. D and I felt so sick afterwards. As we sat on the couch watching TV last night, I could hear D's tummy totally gurgling.
And all that for over $50!!! I really think I would have rather cooked at home. But Trey wanted Chinese and he wanted a buffet so he could eat all he wanted. Happy Birthday, kiddo!