Festibond 2012 – My Date With Mom

On Saturday afternoon I went on a Festibond date with my mom. Festibond is a holiday my family celebrates every year in December. We spend a lot of time together, write each other loving letters, play games, give hugs, and my sisters and I each individually have a date with my mom and a date with my dad.

I found a big chunk of cake in my shake.
I found a big chunk of cake in my shake.

First we drove to Sillys which is where we were going eat. When we got there mom had some trouble finding a place to park but soon she did. Then we went in, chose a place to sit, and sat there. The waitress came and asked what we we’d like to drink for starters and we both chose water. The waitress then left us to look at the menus. I decided to get the black forest cake shake and the chicken with red beans and brown rice. Mom decided to get the chocolate mint shake with graham crackers and the Sly Guy wrap. We were sitting by the window so mom noticed that she parked in fifteen minute parking but I didn’t see any ticket. When the waitress came she took our orders and later she came back with our milkshakes. Mom didn’t taste any mint in hers but I loved mine. We started talking about cars being towed, why they get towed and about paying tickets. Our food came and my chicken was a little chewy but I still liked it and mom liked her wrap. Then we finished our lunch, we put them in boxes, and went to the children’s museum.

We enjoyed our lunch at Silly's.
We enjoyed our lunch at Silly’s.

When we got to the children’s museum we went to the front desk and payed, then hung up our coats and went downstairs for the play. The play we were watching was a Seussified Christmas Carol. I think they did a very good job and they all had these crazy colorful wigs.

When the play was over we went to what we thought was the veterinarian place but they changed it and it was now a invention making place. Mom just walked there but I climbed the fake tree, went through the little tunnel, through a teeny tiny room, and down a rock wall/tunnel. There was a very complex claw with different parts you had to control to pick up fake food and put it in the basket. Then we went to the fake lobster boat and I got all these lobsters, crabs, oysters, and clams back to the fake store. We got some fake money out of a fake ATM and then got a fake shopping basket. I then pretended to get seafood and other items to make mom dinner. I went to the fake cash register and checked out. Then me and mom put the items back and went to the fake barn where we fed fake hay to the fake cow with a little conveyor belt. I pumped water into the fake cows bucket and then milked the fake cow.

I love my mom!
I love my mom!
The play was funny.
The play was funny.
It was fun playing with the complex claw in the invention exhibit.
It was fun playing with the complex claw in the invention exhibit.
A little girl checked me out at the fake market.
A little girl checked me out at the fake market.

Next we went upstairs for a little worm activity where we fed a sock puppet worm fake food and the got to hold real worms and learned they eat the leaves on the ground in the fall and poop out soil or dirt. The worm I held moved a lot and it tickled when it did. I thought it was really cute. When that was over mom went to look at a touch tank while I found a little fake restaurant with one table and I told her to come to it because I promised her I’d make her dinner when we were at the fake store so I served her breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Then I climbed up another fake tree and gave a little girl some wood to pass down a shoot. I went back down and me and mom went to a room with animal puppets and a turtle tank and stuff where I made her a little puppet show and we did some activities in there. Then we went back downstairs and we did some activities with balls like racing two balls on two ramps and adjusting a ramp for a ball to go down and land in one out of three buckets. After this we went home.

The worm tickled my hand.
The worm tickled my hand.
I made a track to get the balls into the bucket.
I made a track to get the balls into the bucket.

I had an awesome date with my mom and I love her a lot!

3 thoughts on “Festibond 2012 – My Date With Mom”

  1. Hayley that sounds like an awesome date. I enjoyed reading your story about it. I miss you.

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