Today I want to talk about a conversation I overheard at the hair salon a little while ago.
The lady next to me was talking to her stylist about how ANNOYING it is when kids are out at restaurants. Like, she’s there to enjoy her dinner and doesn’t want to have to LISTEN to kids.
(Here’s the part where I tell you that I’m writing this blog from jail because upon hearing this I immediately grabbed her foiled head and slammed her face into the mirror in front of us.)
I totally should have.
Ok, lady, first of all I have to say that my kids are very well behaved at restaurants. So go to hell.
Check these kids out. Grant is just taking a glance at the menu options while Carter ponders the meaning of life. Who wouldn't want to see this when they go out to eat!!
Second, I would like to add that when my kids are out at a restaurant no one is more annoyed by their presence there than…ME. I would like to be out having adult conversation as well. At least you get to go home alone. When I leave I have to take them with me.
Now, I know that not all childless people feel this way…or they at least don’t share their views within earshot of others while getting a much needed cut and color (Dude! Your roots need some major attention! I hear that assholes go grey first…just saying…) Regardless, we parents are not going to avoid public eateries just because you think we should.
There are however, do and don’ts of eating out with kids. I don’t take my kids to 5 star restaurants. If you’re at Chili’s at 5 o’clock on a Tuesday, however, then tough luck.
I also don’t take my kids out late at night. I cringe when I see little babies out to eat at 10pm. (Your kid is tired! Your Cobb salad is not that important…go home!)
The point is you being offended by a child out to eat is ridiculous and you’re a jerk.
And in conclusion…I hope she turns your hair green.