We have never been in a fast food place as a family until today. (cover your eyes, Nanaki) With Aaron’s allergies there is little for him to eat at the fast food place with the big M because they add beef and milk to everything including the fries. Since Aaron is allergic to beef and milk he is fucked, if starving, and the last thing on earth is a big M fast food place.
Ryan did great in school this week. He wanted to go as a family to the fast food place with the big M, eat, and play in the playground. We could not do that but I found a BK that had a playground near me. We took a turkey burger from home because their veggie burgers have milk and egg in them. Aaron could get an order of fries which are allergen free, the juice, and a toy and pretend he is getting a kid’s meal. Both boys could then go insane in the amazing indoor play area. This was a huge deal because Ryan has had fast food only once or twice before and Aaron has never had it. Off we went to a nearby suburb with a BK that had a playground.
As I was getting some ketchup for the kids, (Mind you I would not eat there I really hate chain fast food) a man comes up to me and says, “I am a huge fan of your band.” I looked shocked and said, “huh” or something as amazing or insightful. He then went on to tell me he loved Thorazine. I then thought to myself I am in a fast food place with my kids, getting ketchup at 5pm on a Saturday night, feeling totally unglamorous, and you are going to tell me how much you love Thorazine! Thanks, I think.
My husband and I chatted with the guy. He lives in our neighborhood now, used to be roommates with the woman who drew the Thorazine logo, and was our neighbor in West Philly too. He has a daughter the same age as Aaron. Quickly the conversation deteriorated into preschool and schools. For a hot minute, I felt like a true rock star.