Back when I was in the last weeks of my pregnancy with Boo, Hubby and I went out for dinner to the Chili’s in Glastonbury. I was (yet again) craving that big skillet of meaty queso and chips, which seemed to magically, if only temporarily, relieve the pangs of late pregnancy.
Anyway, we were enjoying our meal and laughing about how in another week my belly would no longer fit into a booth and we’d have to specially request a table with chairs, when the manager stopped by our table to offer his congratulations. I don’t remember our conversation exactly, but I think I mentioned to him how the Skillet Queso was the only thing keeping me sane in the home stretch of pregnancy.
Later, when our bill arrived, I thought our server had made a mistake because the appetizer was not listed. Just then, the manager swooped over to let us know that tonight’s queso was on him, so long as we promised to “bring that baby back here” 🙂
It was such a small and simple gesture, but it left a lasting impact.
Two and a half years later, we finally brought “that baby” back to the Chili’s in Glastonbury to fulfill our end of the bargain. I didn’t see that manager there, and I don’t think he would have recognized us anyway, but it felt like something had come full circle to sit there and watch Boo munch happily on chicken fingers and cinnamon apples.
Oh, and it turns out the Chili’s Kids’ Menu is one of the best we’ve found, with lots of options–and kid-friendly pictures–so little ones can select their own custom meal (perfect for picky Boo!).
I have a feeling we’ll be bringing “that baby” back often 🙂
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