We So Classy

5.17.2017


I was working on entering May receipts into our budgeting spreadsheet a few days ago when I ran across the receipt for our anniversary and realized that we ate at McDonald's for dinner on our anniversary. Let me repeat: our 6th anniversary dinner was from the McDonald's drive-through. We so classy.

Jordan got a strawberry-banana smoothie, I got a $.99 cheeseburger, and R got a 4-piece nugget Happy Meal with apple slices she refused to eat so I ate them instead. I think the last time I ate a cheeseburger from McDonald's was 1995, so I find it highly amusing that the dinner receipt for 5/14/17 was for $8.04 at McDonald's.

A few weeks ago, my mom sent a message to our family group text to ask if anyone was interested in going to see the Texas Rangers for on Mother's Day. I ruled it out almost immediately, but then I started thinking that maybe it would be fun to take one last trip to Texas before Baby Bum arrives. We drove down on Saturday afternoon and stayed with my parents Saturday night.

On Sunday morning we woke up and went to iHop for breakfast, which is something we've done every year since we got married. I have no idea how it started, but it's a fun little tradition. The service was slower than slow and Jordan's gravy was cold, but we had a good time and that's what counts.

We went back to my parents' house after breakfast and met up with my brothers and their wives and my sister to head to the 2pm baseball game.

It was only as we turned off the highway that I realized what Jordan had tried to warn me: 2:00 is prime toddler nap time and also prime Roast in the Blazing Inferno of the Texas Sun time. Sometimes I don't fully think things through, and this appeared to be one of those times. R passed out in her car seat five minutes before we parked at the game. Obviously.

For Mother's Day they were giving out Texas Ranger scarves (yes, in 95-degree weather), but by the time we got there they were all gone! One of the security guards raced up to me and said, "Wait here." He came back with a flower and said, "We don't have any more scarves, but I'd like you to have this flower." How nice was that?

Our seats were on the third-base side in the upper level directly in the sun. Ninety-five degrees in May. IN MAY, people! Luckily, the game wasn't sold out and there was a large section of seats way at the top that were unoccupied and in the shade. Jordan, R, and I relocated immediately, and the rest of my family followed soon after. I didn't want to inconvenience anyone and make it all about me, but let's be honest: I'm almost 35 weeks pregnant so it's kind of all about me. Our new seats were in the shade and there was a good breeze, so it wasn't too bad!

Considering that R completely skipped her nap, she actually did really well at the game. I fed her goldfish and granola bar and forced her to keep drinking water so she wouldn't get dehydrated. It wasn't as easy as at the Cubs game we went to in Chicago last July. During that game she fell asleep and I just held her for most of it. Clearly we are beyond that now.

We drove separately to the game instead of riding with my parents so that we could leave early and head straight home. We stayed until the end of the 7th inning, which was awesome because in the bottom of the 7th the Rangers scored 3 runs to put them ahead 5-4!

We got out of the stadium before the crazy traffic and hadn't even been driving ten minutes before R fell asleep. (Side note: I could hear her snoring, and toddler snores are way cute.) She woke up two hours later, and since we needed to stop for gas anyway we pulled off the highway to grab a quick dinner. I won't go into the whole thing because it's too annoying to talk about, but the first place we stopped to get dinner was a complete and utter fail of a disaster (hi, Arby's), so after wasting nearly a half hour we got back on the highway foodless.

I was able to keep R mostly happy with the rest of the goldfish, a package of fruit snacks, and half a granola bar all the while trying to tell myself I wasn't ruining her forever with this farce of a dinner. Finally we reached another exit and stopped at McDonald's, where we bought the aforementioned anniversary dinner for less than $10. I suppose this is real parenthood life, and if Jordan is honest he probably enjoyed this a lot more than last year's anniversary dinner, which cost a heck of a lot more and was probably more stressful. Also, I don't know if it's the pregnancy talking, but my cheeseburger wasn't terrible. Actually I kind of liked it. Don't judge me.

All in all it was a crazy but fun weekend celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary and Mother's Day. Our anniversary will fall on Mother's Day only every six years, so this was something special! I can't believe that the next time we drive to Texas, we will have TWO car seats in the back of my little Ford Focus!

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like you guys had an awesome weekend! How fun. If it makes you feel better, I wound up eating a McDonald's breakfast on Sunday (also our 6th anniversary!) so you are not the only ones full of class. Our dinner was a delicious meal of pancakes. Nothing but the best for us!

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  2. this sounds like a pretty great anniversary to me! what an exciting year for you guys!

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  3. So sweet of that security guard!! I'm glad R mostly cooperated! That's a big feat for a tired little two year old! It sounds like you guys had a good Mother's Day/Anniversary, even with the crappy Arby's service!

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  4. How cute was that security guard?! I'm so glad you were able to spend time with family and enjoy the game. I don't blame you for relocating to a shady area. There is nothing worse than blazing Texas heat.

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  5. I can't eat McDonalds food (soy allergy and they put soy in freaking everything) but their soft serve has been known to make its way into my mouth more than once a year. ;) No shame!

    Glad you had such a good weekend! 95 degrees in May...sometimes I miss it (45 here this morning) and sometimes I don't. Sad you guys had to leave the game early, though! I'm always paranoid I'm going to miss something amazing five minutes after I leave.

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  6. I love that you went to McDonald's for your anniversary! I am a little anti the idea that to have something be a special celebration it required a fancy & expensive dinner. Not that I don't like a nice dinner out but I also like non-traditional celebration ideas. :-)

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  7. Our first date was a hike followed by Wendy's. This is why we are friends. I get you.

    How you were able to spend anytime outside in 90 degree weather (shade or not) is beyond me. You and R were great sports! Also, 35 weeks. When did that happen?!

    Security guard deserves a raise.

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  8. OMG we also went to a baseball game this past Sunday. We got free tickets from my husband's work and had to wear these 3/4 sleeve baseball tees and OMG NO WAY TOO PREGNANT FOR THAT and it was so hot hahaha. We enjoyed it and thankfully there was a breeze, copious amounts of sunscreen, and no two year old with a skipped nap time so it wasn't too bad ;)

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  9. No way would I have attempted all of that 35 weeks pregnant, wow!! You are a trooper not mention a toddler also. Glad ya'll had a good weekend. We spent my birthday with me sick and in the ER with Bowen sick and ate Whataburger, so we get how that goes.

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  10. Sounds like a great trip! At least you didn't have to cook your anniversary dinner, or wash any plates up afterward, so I don't even think you need to mention that it was drive-thru fast food. Nobody needs to know.

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  11. Cracking up that you ate at McDonald's on your anniversary. I love it. The game sounds like a lot of fun! So sweet that they found a flower for you!

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  12. I'm so glad R did well without the nap! And glad you found some shade at the game. Much needed in that heat, I'm sure - especially when pregnant!

    And I think it's awesome that this year's anniversary dinner was much better priced and less stressful. Winner winner chicken nugget dinner!

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  13. Ha ha, no judging here! I used to be suuuuuper good at avoiding fast food (like, after I read Fast Food Nation, I literally didn't touch it at all for like 4 years), but then I lived in El Salvador and some of the most decent (and cleanest) places to eat were American fast food chains, so...I started up again. And now we eat fast food once or twice a month. You gotta do what you gotta do!

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  14. Ain't no shame in the McDonalds game! ;) It's just so delicious sometimes!

    I hope you had a great anniversary / Mother's Day! Sounds like you had a fun little trip... but way too hot. I don't do heat. lol.

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  15. Aww, happy 6th anniversary! I'm glad you guys found food even if it wasn't what you might have picked initially. Sounds like the game was a fun experience for everyone (especially after moving into the shade!). Happy mother's day and 6th anniversary!!

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  16. Awe your anniversary falls on my husbands birthday :) Sometimes the simple things are some of the most memorable, so McDonald's on!

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  17. It sounds like a fun time of celebrating!!! And I think it's sweet you got a Mothers Day flower at the game. <3 I have yet to brave a baseball game with the girls, but I'm hoping to do it this year! I figure if they completely melt down, we'll just leave early! (Tickets here are way cheaper than they were in Chicago!)

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  18. Such a fun way to spend your weekend!! I love that you got McDonald's on your anniversary. Honestly that's probably our case on Thursday. It's our 4th anniversary and we've decided on no big gifts (we're going to spend money on vacation the following week), so we'll probably pick up a pizza lol!) this year!

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  19. Baseball!!! Sounds so fun! We were hoping to make it to a game while in the states but it doesn't look like there are any that will fit into the schedule...
    Glad you had an awesome anniversary in your own way--they're all memorable! I kind of detest McD's but I wouldn't mind an Arby's sandwich... :)

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