The Last Time We Went to Friendly's

Well, OK. It wasn't the last time we went to Any Friendly's, but while we didn't know it when I took these images, it was our last time at the Waterville Friendly's, because it is now out of business. Geoff grew up in Portland, and long before we had kids yet long after the years had passed that he got an ice cream cone clown sundae at Friendly's, he was still talking about it.

So when we moved up here near a Friendly's, I know Geoff was dying for our son to try one of these sundaes.

But then he didn't eat the required amount of dinner, so he didn't get one.

I know it's hard to say no, but that was a turning point for us in a food battle our 4-year-old was currently engaging us in (which is now over). He now eats all kinds of things, including asparagus, kale, fish, sushi, Indian food, Greek food, and anything else in front of him.

But on this particular night, we went to Friendly's, he DID eat the requisite amount of dinner food, and was rewarded with a long-awaited sundae (though he wasn't quite sure what to do with it at first).

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