This past Friday we grabbed the boys and headed downtown for First Friday. With only one food truck to be found (and a mile-long line) we decided to try McCoys’ world-famous Mac N Cheese for dinner.
Somehow, taking my sons to a popular bar in Westport on a Friday night felt a little but like wearing a ball-gown to wash the dishes. I’m pretty sure my sons were the only people under the age of 18 within several blocks……
We had a thirty minute wait for a table, so I did what I’d like to think any mother would do – I ordered kids’ drinks straight from the bar. The guy who I squeezed in next to wouldn’t stop staring at me – he was either hitting on me or thought I was the craziest person ever – and let’s face it: who hits a woman ordering three kids’ drinks, complete with plastic-cup-lidded-funky-straw, from a bar?? Haha!
While the jury is still out on whether McCoys has the best mac n cheese (my sons ate every last bite!) I will say that it’s pretty darn good stuff. If you ever find yourself in the area, I’d be interested to get your opinion on it.
I will admit – while newborn babies are amazing and tiny (not mine – my oldest was nearly 9 lbs and completely skipped the newborn diapers and clothing,) I much prefer the stages they are in now. If for no other reason than their ability to communicate their needs with something other than a cry or a temper tantrum (though there are still plenty of tantrums to go around.) I love answering the math equations my sons shoot at me randomly throughout the day. I love hearing them talk (sometimes endlessly) about what they’ve learned or think is cool. I love wandering the streets of Kansas City, taking in the culture, learning new things and eating unhealthy food (haha.)
I took the opportunity to discuss our next week’s schedule with The Mr while we drove. I mentioned the upcoming STEMfest* at Union Station this Saturday (it’s free!) As I rattled off what the acronym stood for (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,) my oldest son turned to me and said, “Science and Math? You know I like science and math right?” (Fellow math nerds, unite.) What exactly is the STEMfest you ask?