A couple of weeks ago, I went to Medieval Times to celebrate the girl I tutor's eighteenth birthday. We had fun watching the show, although I must say that more than watching the show, I enjoyed seeing Chrissy-the girl I tutor-enjoy herself. Chrissy has a developmental disability and depression and anxiety. In a world that often demeans or makes invisible those with developmental disabilities, I think it is so important to make sure that she feels special, appreciated, included, and at ease as often as possible. It makes me happy when I think she feels that way.
In fact, I feel that is my main purpose in working with her-to make sure she has some time where she feels special and joyous. Of course, learning how to count money and follow directions is very important, but I feel there are much more important things than academics. As someone who has often felt devalued and anxious due to my mental illness, I can attest that feeling valued and at ease is critical to having a good quality of life.
(Me and Chrissy)
Now onto the food! At Medieval Times, you eat with your hands.
There isn't the best lighting, so I did not take a lot of pictures of the food. The food was okay, but nothing I would order if I was at a regular restaurant. Well, I might order a tomato bisque at a restaurant, but this bisque tasted like something out of a can. I consoled myself with the fact that one does not come to Medieval Times for the food, but for the show and bad English accents!(Tomato Bisque)
The one exception to the food was the chicken, which was very juicy and tender. It was not heavily seasoned, but the simplicity of the chicken combined with its superb juiciness was refreshing. And man, they gave us each a half of chicken! I took half of mine home and put the chicken on top of a baked potato with salsa, cheese, and sour cream.