Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Future Waiter

My almost 3 year old son has become quite vocational. For a while it was haircuts. We would spend hours and hours each week at the local Black Hebrew barber shop watching the barbers give haircuts. He watched a how-to haircut video from Costco daily and even owned his own home haircut kit! Terms such as "taper cut" and "clipper across comb" had become part of our daily lexicon - right along with "need to pish" and "more juice."

But we've moved on. Now he's focusing his vocational energies on waiting tables. Each week we go eat rice and beans at a local restaurant. In addition to the food, he loves watching the servers carry the enormous trays up and down the stairs. We've become regulars and have gotten to know some of the staff.

One day, our server gave him an actualy, genuine tray from the restaurant! Needless to say, this was the most exciting thing to happen to him since...scratch that - ever. He sleeps with the tray. He brings the tray everywhere. And he especially loves carrying it up and down the stairs at our Mexican restaurant, which is a big hit with the customers and his fellow waiters.

I wonder what's next. Retail?

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