If you’ve ever been to a Cracker Barrel restaurant, you know there are some tables that have a checkerboard on them. They provide everything you need to enjoy a great game of checkers while you’re waiting for your food to show up!
Yesterday morning we watched the cutest game of checkers I think I’ve ever seen! They were strangers, so I’m not certain of the relationship between them, but I would guess it was a father and his young son. This dad was really getting into this checker game, and I think he forgot he was in a restaurant, which is sort of cute and funny. He was intently focused on his son and their game.
His son was whooping his butt – but I think dad was throwing the game, to be honest. No one could miss that many great moves – no one! This kid was so excited, when he’d get to the goal he’d yell, “King me, dad… King me!”
The whole restaurant took interest in the game. People were pointing and laughing as they watched the father and son bonding moments. It reminded me of an old saying:
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. – Author Unknown
I have a feeling this dad carried a lot of photographs in his wallet of his son. Their relationship reminded me a lot of the way my dad and I acted when we went places together.
Since today is Checkers Day, why not take your checker-playing family to Cracker Barrel for some fun? 😉