they came, they saw, i bossed them around, mostly.
bill and kris came over for my spring break from the west coast. it snowed the day before they showed up (lol) so spring break was a term used lightly. here’s the thing about the east coast i am learning- the winter is slow to start, but then she is a professional at the “linger longer”. like, linger forever. she’s that awkward friend that doesn’t get social cues as when to leave your house because it is 12 am and you really want to shower and do your laundry, but she is still sitting on your couch. whatever, winter. whatever.
we went to the national botanic garden because i am weirdly obsessed with it…. but it is ok because evidently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
i took them to dinner at founding farmers where we ate everything. my dad, however, made it a point to tell me that he likes jiffy cornbread better than the stuff we cook up there. heresy. heresy!
why are they so weirdly small? i don’t know. and then we got pizza and gelato because DUH.
the following day we had a proper sunday brunch at farmers fishers bakers. we ate all the food and didn’t look back. my dad was super into the shrimp cocktail, mom was a fan of the french toast. i was a fan of coaching them through the process and telling them everything to eat.
one of my proudest moments during this trip was when my dad complimented my shoes. my shoes! he liked my docs and wanted some for himself, so we marched right up to the dr. martens store and he bought his own. twins!
i was stoked to take my parents up to baked and wired, but this is how dad felt about waiting in line for a four dollar cupcake. unimpressed.
i made them pretend to be having a good time. for posterity and stuff.
anyway, delightful times in dc. next stop, new york, new york.