We thought the menu looked delightful and immediately placed two orders for the "Cob Salad." We were very pleasantly surprised when our lovely waitress arrived with this presentation.
While my daughters clearly are capable of cooking a beautiful (and delicious, I might add!) meal for my husband and I, it was still important for them to "play" restaurant, not to just make dinner for us. While they are growing into competent young women, they still want to dress up as servers (aprons, order pads and all!) and play restaurant. For younger children, research shows that children use dramatic play to try on different personas, to practice social behaviors and problem solving. I guess my daughters are still doing that, which feels like a pretty healthy way to navigate the sometimes rough waters of 'tween-hood.
We don't mind one bit.
And the bill? "That will be 5 cents, please."
Yep, still firmly entrenched in play.