Recently we celebrated my father in-law's 81st birthday. This year was extra special because he underwent open heart surgery - a double bypass. Fortunately he's doing really well!
To celebrate, we ended up going to a very nice Italian restaurant. With a name like Salvatore, Italian is a given.
It was going to be one of those long family dinners - appetizer, salad, main course, drinks, dessert - the works.
You would think after almost 7 years of parenthood I would have learned by now. Learn what you ask? To bring reinforcements! A coloring book, crayons, stickers. ANYTHING!!
But no - not me.
This is what happens with a 4 year old without reinforcements.
It starts out slow,
then the restlessness really sets in.
"Even I can balance" ("even" is her current favorite word)
"even I can make funny faces"
Flip video camera to keep her occupied. Wasn't too happy about it but there were no crayons in sight!
Don't let this happen to you!
How do you handle restaurants with your kids?