Mother’s Day has come and gone, and for the first time ever, I celebrated it as a mother myself. Every day, I thank God for giving me my precious little bundle of joy in the form of Little J. No matter how tired I am, or how stressed I am after work, seeing him just lifts my mood up! Come to think of it, he’s now exactly 10 months. Can’t believe how time flies by when you’re preoccupied with work and mommy duties. There’s almost no time for myself anymore. But it’s just so rewarding when he’s growing well, healthy and happy. That’s all that matters, isn’t it? For Mother’s Day, we decided to go to Hooters, just because they had a promotion that entitled mothers to eat for free. What an unconventional place to celebrate, you’d think? But you’d be surprised to see that the Hooters here is actually really family-friendly! More than 50% of the tables were occupied by families with kids, so we felt right at home.
With Little J on Mother’s Day
All the mothers got to be a Hooters girl for the day too. We were given this customized bib that was drawn with the signature Hooters singlet with the accompanying bosoms to wear. I thought that was quite cute, LOL! I don’t think I’ll ever qualify as a Hooters girl so a fake one will have to do for now.
Hooters bib on Mother’s day
Little J looking suspicious
For lunch, we ordered ribs! Lots of them! You see, with this promotion, the cheapest meal came free so we thought we might as well order 2 items of the same value. Since Saucer wanted to have ribs, he ordered the Full Rack of Pork Ribs (1kg) all to himself. There was a half-rack portion available but it just wasn’t good value since it was around $33 compared to the full rack at $50. Just look at the glorious slab of ribs that arrived soon after! It was just shiny, sticky, juicy and yummy! The sauce was sweet and caramelized, the meat was tender and came off the bones easily, and the surface had a slight char on it, making it perfect. Saucer polished off bone after bone without realizing how much ribs he could actually eat!
Full Rack of Pork Ribs 1kg (AUD$49.95)
Saucer and his ribs
As for me, I opted for the Combo which came with half rack of pork ribs and a 350g piece of steak. It was expected that the steak was outshone by the ribs, rendering it neglected throughout lunch. We ended up packing most of the steak back because our tummies were just filled with the gorgeous ribs.
Combo of Half Rack of Pork Ribs and Steak (AUD$49.90)
Halfway through our meal, the music suddenly came on really loudly and the Hooters girls all lined up in front of the dining area getting ready to dance. I was a bit worried at first as to how Little J would react to the loudness. It was the level of loudness where you wouldn’t be able to hear the person in front of you speaking. Luckily he didn’t seem too perturbed by the volume of the music, but more intrigued with the girls dancing to the likes of YMCA in front. Overall, we had an enjoyable lunch out, thankfully drama-free and Little J behaved really well. That was a great enough Mother’s Day present for me.