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Daddy Did Lunch

March 21, 2014 — 2 Comments

Every now and then my wife will leave us. Well, it’s not as drastic as all that, but you’ll understand in a moment. It’s just for a few hours while she goes to recharge her batteries by walking a mall somewhere and doing a little window shopping (she’s not a big spender, thankfully). When she is gone, her absence is felt. Although the kids and I had a pretty good day today one thing we really missed was “mommy’s” cooking.

So….we ordered McDonald’s.


It was Carter’s idea, in a way. He wanted the three of us to go to McDonald’s on my motorcycle since “mommy” had the van. Ain’t happening! But it got me to thinking. So, I did a search for McDonald’s delivery and found out they had a nice order app. I ordered in minutes and within 20 minutes or so they were ringing the doorbell. Just enough time to get the kids cleaned up from playing outside, and downstairs. They were excited to see me walk through the front door with McDonald’s sacks. Love these kids.

Fortunately, “mommy” is back so we won’t have to resort to McDonald’s any time soon!

FYI: I paid around a dollar for the delivery.

P.S. I can cook a mean grilled cheese, nachos, and breakfast as well as do a little grillin’. Beyond that…well, let’s just say I’m glad it’s not up to me to feed. 🙂

A few days ago my wife and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary. We kept things simple this year and went to our favorite local restaurant, Cafe 1771, in Ortigas, Metro Manila. Last year, when my mother-in-law visited us in the Philippines we took her up on the offer to babysit and went out on what we told the kids was a “special date.” I found this cafe online and it looked good and had good reviews so we tried it. It turned out to be delicious and reminded us of places we liked back home.

Short Family at Cafe 1771

Now, the kids really like the idea of going on “special dates” whether it is two of us, or the whole family. They get really excited about these times together and so do their parents! I greatly love being with my family and I am thankful for the time that we are able to spend with one another. Life is definitely exciting with our little munchkins around. They are growing too fast!

The Lord smiled on me the day I met the young lady I now call my wife over twelve years ago. I feel like a blessed husband and “daddy” today and just wanted you to know.


We were driving around looking for a place we couldn’t find when all of the sudden my wife exclaims (fancy word for “screams”), “Chili’s! Look, there’s a Chili’s!” Sure enough, there on the corner was a Chili’s Bar and Grill, just like the ones at home. I never knew we would be so excited to see a Chili’s. back home, the conversation would have went something like, “well, nothing else sounds good so lets just go to Chili’s.” Not so here, it was an exciting moment to see something else so familiar. Fortunately for us it was lunch time and we hadn’t eaten..