One day Dad came home from
work and told us to get dressed. He was taking us out to dinner and a
movie. We had to wear our best clothes and take a shower. Alec put on his
black suit and white shirt and tie. Mum dressed in a pretty pink dress and
put Ethan in a jacket and shorts. I had to wear a yellow dress and bow in
my hair. Dad looked nice. He wore a tuxedo. Mum said he was handsome.
We went to a nice
restaurant. Dad had made reservations earlier in the day. A man showed us
our table and got a high chair for Ethan. He gave us each a menu and gave
Ethan a piece of paper and crayons to draw with. Dad ordered some filet
mignon. Mum ordered escargot. They looked like snails to me. Alec wanted
fish and chips, but they didn’t serve that there. He ended up with
spaghetti bolognaise. I wanted a cheeseburger, but Mum made me order
chicken cordon blue. It tasted all right. Ethan had some of Alec’s
spaghetti. For dessert we had banana cheesecake and I liked that.
After dinner Mum had to
take Ethan into the bathroom and wash his hands. He had spaghetti all over
his clothes too. She was not happy that his jacket was dirty. We drove to
the movie theater. Mum and Dad didn’t know what movie to take us to. There
were twenty movies playing in one cinema. Mum wanted to see one movie and
Dad wanted to see another. They ended up picking one I wanted to see
called “Igloo and Snowflake”, a movie about two penguins.
When the movie started,
Ethan cried. He wanted popcorn. Dad had to go and stand in a long line.
When he came back, Ethan was happy. He dropped most of it on the floor and
threw some in a lady’s hair. Alec spilled his drink and it ran all over
the floor. I sat and watched Igloo and Snowflake splash in the water and
slide down an iceberg. I giggled. Dad’s pants were sticky because he sat
on a chair with bubblegum stuck to it. Mum had to keep getting up and
going out with Ethan. She said we should have stayed home and rented a dvd.
When we left the movie, it
was dark outside. Ethan was tired and yawned all the time. Mum put him in
his car seat and he fell asleep. It was quiet in the car. Dad asked if we
wanted to go for a ride since the baby was sleeping. I said yes. We drove
up to the top of a hill and parked the car. We could see the whole city. I
saw a lot of yellow lights and red ones too. It was pretty. Other people
parked there too. When Ethan woke up, Mum said we had to go home.
Dad drove fast because
Ethan kept crying. Mum remembered they were out of milk, so Dad stopped at
the grocery store. He let me go inside the store with him. We bought milk
and bread and a box of cereal for breakfast. When we got back to the car,
Ethan was asleep again and so was Alec. Dad put the groceries in the back
of the car and we went home.
Mum carried Ethan in and
put him in his crib. Dad made Alec wake up and walk in by himself. He was
so sleepy that he went to bed with his clothes on. Mum had to go in later
and take off his shoes and his suit. I gave my mum and dad a hug and told
them thank you for the nice dinner and the movie and for taking us for a
drive to see the lights of the city. Dad was happy that I hugged him. Mum
and Dad went to bed too. They were both tired. I don’t think we’ll go to
dinner and movie again for a long time, at least not until Ethan is much