It was a steamy summer day in Florida during our first family vacation to Walt Disney World. In an uncrowded corner of the park, Dad and I waited for Mom to finish her spin on the Great Movie Ride before our dinner reservation at Sci-Fi Dine In. The minutes felt like hours, as we watched to spot her strolling through the ride’s exit. My stomach growled. I wanted a snack.
“I promise I’ll eat my supper if I eat popcorn now.”Hannah, age 3
With a pouty face and a sweet Southern accent, I pleaded my case: “I promise I’ll eat my supper if I eat popcorn now.”
“I don’t believe it,” said Dad, knowingly.
Exasperated, a frown grew on my face. “I will!”
“You will what?”
“I will eat my supper if I eat popcorn now,” I said, with deep sadness and bitter disappointment in my voice.
He tried his best. Really, he did. But he was no match for the popcorn fiend.
In the photo and video above, I’m actually wearing two different outfits. So, I’m not sure if I scored my beloved popcorn before our dinner reservation or not. I like to think that I convinced him to let me ruin my dinner with popcorn that day.