Friday, May 4, 2007

Can I get you a warm-up, Hon?

Claire is into pretending these days. She loves getting into her dress-up trunk and being a doctor, or a chef (Emeril Legasse), or a princess. But her current favorite is pretending to be a waitress. She puts on an apron, grabs a pad of paper and a pencil and asks "What do you want?"

Almost anything is available, but occasionally she'll let you know they either don't have a particular item, or that you just can't have it. For instance, if you say you want a hamburger and a Coke, Waitress Claire will say "You can have tea." Then she'll write it down on her pad and tell you your total is $25.

Now, this is an interesting point because no matter what you order, it's $25. You want a full meal, complete with soup, salad, entree and dessert? $25. You want a glass of lemonade and a cookie? $25. You only want water? $25. It's best not to argue this point with Waitress Claire, because she tends to get a little testy when questioned.

If the astronaut thing doesn't work out, I think she'll make a great addition to the Carnegie Deli wait staff.


ashley said...

I have to tell you...I think she is just like me. I pretended to be a waitress and a walmart checker all the time. She is definitely following in her aunties footsteps. I just adore her. Thanks for the pics, Mer!!

love you

Lisa said...

This reminds me of the days that I longed to be the person at the fabric store who got to use the big silver scissors and cut the fabric through that beautiful silver ridge in the table. Thanks for bringing back the memories...

Jeana Beana said...

Hey, my goal in life at Claire's age was to be a "Wal-Mart checker". Me and Ashley must have played this together b/c she metioned it too. It's logged in my baby book if you want proof. My cousin Tara and I would play "waitress" as well and we were very inventive in finding ways to make beads look like spaghetti and such. We even printed out our own menu on my Grandpa's computer. Ah, brings back memories...must run in the family.