The Day We Missed Pancake Day

We have a tradition of attending IHOP’s annual Pancake Day celebration, where we dine on fluffy goodness and donate to one of our favorite charities; Children’s Miracle Network.

Due to a perfect storm of miscommunication, we missed it this year. But that’s okay because they still have pancakes for sale every day of the year, and Children’s Miracle Network still needs your help.

So in place of hyping pancake day, let me urge you to take just a ihop-pancake-day-max-funny-facemoment of your time and go to the CMNWI.org “Donate” page and give something, even if it’s only a few dollars.

And because it wouldn’t be that time of year without some entertainment, below is the review of the restaurant conducted by the kids. The oldest didn’t participate, so this is what a review looks like when written by kids ages two through ten.

And much like the house rules, these are dictated, but not read.

The Restaurant

How the restaurant is is super bright and nice looking. We’ve been there before and it was nice all year long. The parking is really easy so don’t worry about parking.

Our favorite one is located at 20402 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98198. Their phone number is (206) 592-5928. They’re open Mon-Fri from midnight to midnight, and weekends 6:00am to 6:00am plus midnight to midnight to midnight. Basically they don’t close. I guess I should have just said that instead.

The People that work there

The people that work there taste like hot dogs. No they don’t. The waiters were so nice to give us balloons. They were like, “sure”.

There’s this manager named Jerry that is like a friend to us. He always says hi to his guests that enter the place.

Our waitress was a real joy. Like literally, her name was Joy, but she was also a treat, but her name isn’t treat.

The Food

My funny face pancake taste funny because it has eyeballs on it. I mean it looked funny. (Contribution from Max, who is only 2.)

The funny face pancake is better than ice cream. It was like ice cream because it tastes like something that comes from home. Like ice cream it has chocolate, whipped cream and cherries. The food tastes like happiness. (Contribution from Dominic, who is 8.)

The pancake was delicious with the chocolate chips on top of the whip cream. It looked so delicious and it looked like a man. It is super delicious so it would be a good choice for other kids. (Brendan’s contribution, he’s 10.)

We normally go for pancake day but we missed it. You don’t miss it too. It comes once a year (so here it is on Google.)

On Pancake Day we get free pancakes and you also get to buy paper balloons to give money to Children’s Miracle Network to save kids’ lives. (That’s an oversimplification, but the money goes to local Children’s Hospitals.)

We like IHOP.

These children like this place because there's a lot of pancakes involved and so will you.
These children like this place because there’s a lot of pancakes involved and so will you.
Does it look forced? Maybe because it is. Parents almost never appear in our stories, and never like this. It was a special request by the junior editors. Kids gotta cuddle, grown ups do too.
Does it look forced? Maybe because it is. Parents almost never appear in our stories, and never like this. It was a special request by the junior editors. Kids gotta cuddle, grown ups do too.