Alternatively titled: Party Foul
Step 1 - Attend event with whole family in tow despite napless day and potential "late" night.
Step 2 - Stuff napless three year old FULL of his favorite Noodles & Company meal - macaroni and cheese with tofu. (Don't tell me you don't eat too much when it's FREE food.)
|Digging into his Noodles and Company mac and cheese with tofu.|
Step 3 - Release overstuffed preschooler from confined booth and watch him run up and down aisle between booths.
Step 4 - Get the little guy REALLY excited to have his picture taken as part of the event.
Step 5 - Try to remain composed as entire contents of kiddo's stomach explodes down the front of your shirt.
Step 6 -Gather the last shreds of your dignity, your preschooler who still wants to have his picture taken, and your take-away bag full of vomit covered clothes and leave.
Step 7 - Compose your blog post, tweets of apology, and list of thank you's mentally to control gag reflex as you journey home in a noxious tank top.
Kid's got a thing or two to learn before we send him off to college.
College Party Rule #1 - Do NOT vomit on the host's floor.
And the family would like to thank --
- The staff of the new Noodles & Company Brier Creek for not only cleaning up the wreckage but doing it with a smile and not a single look of judgment. Saintly, absolutely saintly. I only wish we could have stayed for more deliciousness.
- My friend Kelly for being the Mom of the Year and having a spare set of pants ready in the car. Without Kelly, Linus would have been riding home in his tighty-whiteys. Brrr.
- Carolina Mama for being so cool and understanding despite the party foul.
- All the other mamas in attendance who were so quick with the napkins, words of reassurance, and concern for Linus. If ya have to have an embarrassing moment, you want to do it with other moms around. They totally understand.