Last weekend we were eating at a Mexican restaurant in Illinois with Tammy & Reda (Joe’s mom & step-dad). We were thinking it would be a nice relaxing meal…we were wrong. Seconds after being seated we look over to see a mariachi band prepping. I have never seen a mariachi band in real life…boy oh boy…was I missing out. They began by playing a song, I don’t remember what song it was, all that I remember was that it was incredibly loud. Elle was loving it. The song ended, we all clap and assume they were done for a while. Yeah, we were wrong. They proceeded to walk around to every table in the small restaurant and take requests! We heard this mariachi band play everything from “Jingle Bells” to “Margarita-Ville” to “Yesterday.” The entire time they are going table to table we are cracking up (and having to scream over them because it was so loud). Joe was wracking his brain trying to find the perfect song to request. Finally they get to our table and THEY ask if they can play the theme song to Barney for the baby. They circle our table and play “I love you, You love me…” with a mariachi beat. As they are serenading her Elle decides she is not longer finding this enjoyable. She wouldn’t look at any of the musicians, but she wanted to know what was going on so she would peer at them out of the corner of her eye. It was a classic moment that we will not soon forget.
Oprah’s Favorite Things show is on…gotta go!