Raise your hand if you feel me...my toddler is a DISASTER when we take her out to eat these days. I repeat...IT IS A DISASTER!!! Not sure what happened. She used to sit happily in a high chair, eating tiny slices of pizza and playing with my iPhone. Not now. Oh no! Now - she screams, jumps, squirms, runs, throws food and basically is a buzz kill at the dinner table. Last night was the 3rd time where we went to dinner and my husband shot me the "WHAT THE HELL WERE WE THINKING LOOK"!!! And it's not like were going to a fancy place at 8PM. Dinner is at 5PM at a casual-family friendly local restaurant. I usually chug my wine & ask for the check...and I am sure this - like everything else - is a phase. But HOLY CRAP...remind me to never take her to dinner again. HA! And yes - I do bring a "Bag of Tricks" to dinner. Coloring books, tiny cars, CHKD Buddy Brigade playing cards, Tupperware filled with fruit, sippy cups, Elmo dolls. I bring it all. And she still resembles a tiny monkey at a zoo in restaurants!!!!!
I posted this quote on my Facebook page last night...
'Taking a toddler to dinner is about as enjoyable as a Pap smear...and should really be done only once a year.'
To which my friend Melanie shared this on my Facebook page...
So all apologies to our server at 'CHOW' on Colley Avenue last night.
I would also like to apologize to our waitress at 'Azars' and 'Fellini's'.
We will be eating all of our meals at home now.
WooWoo McCoy and Maggie