100 Days Of School: Texas Barbeque Spirit Night
“Dad, check out the sticker on my shirt,” asked my very excited second grader as soon as he saw me after school. Smiling I replied, “You got a Super Student sticker?” Laughing he answered, “No, I didn’t.” Then he asked, “Will you and mom go with me for my school’s Texas Barbeque Spirit Night? The Class who has the most number of students will win a prize.” I must be grinning from end to end when I answered, “But of course! I would love to.” Quietly I told myself, “Oh, wow! My first official school dinner date with my son. Time does fly fast.”
My son seemed ready to jump out of the car while I was parking. That excited! He looked so happy when he saw one of the school’s teacher standing by the entrance door. He proudly announced, “Second Grader, Ms. ___ class!” Before heading for the line, he took a quick glance at the list to see how many of his classmates had already signed in.
My son had a delicious Spring Creek’s famous ribs with lots of barbecue sauce, macaroni and cheese followed by peach cobbler dessert. Trying to stay healthy, I ordered turkey. Big mistake! The turkey tasted good but man, those ribs layered with rich, sweet BBQ sauce were smoking awesome! Got my first lesson about Texas barbeque 101. When in a BBQ place, go all the way!”
Thrilled to recognize some familiar faces, my son pulled my hand and said, “Can you go with me? Just want to say Hi to my classmates.” As we went around the tables, I stared at him. His face was all lit up and glowing like he was having a birthday party.
On the way home, me and his mom told him how much we enjoyed everything. We thanked him for inviting us and for making us a part of his school’s fundraiser spirit night. Before he went to bed, my 7-year old kissed me and his mom. He then said, “Mom, dad, I had a great time. Can we go back again to the barbecue place?” We both replied, “Absolutely!” Plus, I do need to go back and feast on those ribs with lots of BBQ sauce. I do learn my lessons quickly.
Thank you for sharing another fun 100 Days Of School event with me. Big or small, we need to celebrate the many moments we share with our kids, students, teachers and family as often as we can. Time does fly, way faster than we can count, “1, 2, 3…”
Wishing everyone a fun, adventure-filled weekend.
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