Today we went to the traditional Brunch with Santa at the local restaurant. The event is so popular that we had to reserve the 9 am spot because everything else was taken weeks in advance.
The reason why people like this brunch is that there’s Santa who distracts the kids while the parents gorge on a buffet of traditional Christmas foods like oysters, shrimp cocktail, wild rice pilaf, roasted zucchini, eggs Benedict, and smoked salmon blini. Klara’s favorite was the pasta and sundried tomatoes salad.
While parents eat, you can hear them exclaim, “I’ve been to goshdarn IHOP over a hundred times this year. I deserve to have normal adult food one day a year!” “What’s goshdarn, Mommy? Mommy, what’s goshdarn? Mommy? Are we going to IHOP after this? Mommy????? Daddy, Mommy said we can go to IHOP after this. Can we go now?” After which the harried mommy makes a dash for more oysters.