Hunter and I went to the New England Aquarium today, with BBBS discounted tickets. This was our first outing since the wedding 3 weeks ago. So, it gave us a chance to chat about the wedding, and about how happy I was that Hunter was a part of it.
We took the MBTA in, and pretty much goofed off the whole way. I did not know how much Hunter likes penguins, but I learned. So, we spent a good deal of time looking at them. Watching them talk to each other, swim, poop, and occasionally snap at each other. Then we made our way up to the top of the giant tank, and watched some Aquarium workers feed the giant sea turtles, and I’m sure everyone there was thinking…”dude”. I was. (Finding Nemo reference)
Afterwards, we needed food. Hunter, however, may just be the world’s pickiest eater. He pretty much only likes McDonalds and Burger King. I like neither. I’m more into vegetables and lean proteins. This makes deciding lunch difficult sometimes. I’ve been slowly trying to introduce Hunter to more vegetables and fruits, but we still have a long way to go. So, after the Aquarium, he conceded to pizza…Bertucci’s. It was a disaster.
We had a fun spitball fight while waiting for the pizza, but when the pizza came, Hunter closed his mouth and would not open it. No food in. Not even a teeny tiny piece. Nothing. He simply didn’t like the way the pizza looked. Despite my pleas, he wouldn't budge. I ate one slice, and (I am ashamed to admit this…) threw away the rest. Even the staff were surprised (disgusted?). I got the guilt-trip eyes from our waitress.
We hopped on a train, and headed back home. Hunter was hungry, and I realized that I should have taken the pizza to go, and given it to someone on the street. But, we still had a great time. On the train, we tested each other on multiplication problems. He showed me a video game, and we laughed and laughed.
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