Kids Night Out

Late Tuesday afternoon Steph suggested that we take the boys out to dinner and a movie.  Since J had to work late and I did not want to cook, it was a fantastic idea!  I had recently come across the Ben and Jerry’s free ice cream cone promotion for March 23rd and suggested that we take advantage of it while we were out on the town.

We hit El Chico’s first for dinner.  Apparently Tuesday night is the time to go.  The place was almost completely empty.  We did not have to wait long for anything which is key with four active boys!

Steph and I had the chicken and spinach enchiladas- YUM!  The enchiladas came with a side of diablo corn.  That’s my favorite thing to say now.  DIABLO CORN!!!!

The older boys enjoyed corn dogs and fries…  So healthy, I know!

The younger boys had mac and cheese…  Cutie Pie at his entire portion!

The boys were very well-behaved in the restaurant.  I was so impressed!

After dinner we headed next door to Ben and Jerry’s.  The free cone line was around the building!  Steph did not want to wait.  She said that she’d rather pay for ice cream than wait in the line.  The only problem was that there was not another ice cream parlor near by.  I suggested we try it.  If the line moved too slowly then we’d just leave.  We could always go to the movie and buy the kids candy instead.  Again, so healthy!

We waited in line less than five minutes before a nice lady with a clipboard showed up.  She asked T-bone which public school he attended so she could make a tally.  Then she said if we could produce a penny from 1999 or earlier she would let us go to the front of the line!  I immediately whipped out my wallet and found my new lucky penny from 1980.  All six of us got a “Front of the Line” pass!  Yahoo!

In no time we were placing our order for three Cake Batter cones, one Chunky Monkey, one Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl and one Orange Cream sherbet cone!

It was so cute watching the boys wait for their cones.  They were sweet and said their thank yous when their cones arrived in their hands.  Wildman even saw one of the teachers from his preschool in line… with her husband… and dog…  She brought her dog to Ben and Jerry’s…

Amazingly, amidst all the chaos of free cone day, we were able to find an open booth to sit down!  All of us piled in to enjoy our sweet treats.

The ice cream hit the spot!

After polishing off our cones, we headed next door to the movie theater just in time to see the 7:10 PM showing of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  It was the only kids movie that was playing.  Wildman has the book and loves it.  The movie followed the book almost exactly.  It was great!  All of us laughed out loud.

I told Steph that we’ve kind of set the bar high for Spring Break considering we partied like rock stars on a random Tuesday school night!  🙂