Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend

Open letter to the other diners at Outback in Burlington on Sunday night:

Um yeah, so I owe y'all an apology. You were sitting there, peacefully enjoying your dinner, when my son made that god-awful retching sound. He was fine, he didn't even barf, that's just something he does occasionally, when he has too much food in his mouth. He makes this hideous ralphing sound, stops chewing and kinda looks like he's gonna puke his guts up, then settles down and starts chewing again. It's weird, it's gross, I freak out every time he does it, but he's always fine and he almost never barfs. And yeah, that was me laughing hysterically afterward. We were so embarrassed and I couldn't even look up from the table, but I could. not. stop. laughing. My child was fine, but I could just imagine what the rest of you were thinking. Had I not been at my own table, I probably would have had a hard time not puking myself. What's funny is that both children had been at the grandparents' house just before that, and had both already eaten, so we easily could have left them there and gone out to dinner by ourselves. (Guess what we'll do next time?)

10 comments:

Alice said...

haaaa. that's hilarious. and sucky. i'm sorry ;-)

Shelly said...

Alice - the worst part is how funny I STILL find it. I mean, yeah, I was mortified, don't get me wrong. But he's done that at home so many times that I barely freak out anymore. And for it to happen in public - god.

The Hotfessional said...

Oh, I have a nephew that does that. It grosses me out to this day. Should I mention that he's 20?

Shelly said...

Hot - does he still do it, or does thinking about it still make you sick? I am deeply hoping that he will grow out of it.

Devan said...

hahaha! At least he didn't actually puke!

Shelly said...

Devan - I know, right?!!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Classic....

Shelly said...

princess - children, can't take 'em anywhere.

Jess Riley said...

Oh, that is both alarming and amusing.

Shelly said...

Jess - that pretty much sums up children - alarming and amusing. Often at the same time.