We rarely get to dine out, so it was such a disappointment today when we had a bad experience. It was so much the restaurant as the people we were sitting near. The woman had two kids and a baby in a car seat. There were also two other adults present, (no idea who was actually mom to which but it doesn't matter). One of the kids (maybe age 8 or 9) wasn't being bad really, she just wasn't up for eating and as a result was quite restless. She wasn't being loud or anything like that, just kept switching positions from sitting on her feet to her butt. The woman would yell at her really loud to quit what she was doing and to EAT. It was so disturbing. I've been there, I've had to watch a child who was actually bad in the restaurant...we didn't stay. Is it really so bad to get up and leave now? Those people who don't leave, are they really that oblivious to the diners around them? Guess what? It's not embarrasing to leave!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Mar. 20, 2010 in General Parenting
Thank god I'm passed that stage now but that's exactly what I used to do when my son would not stop misbehaving. If he started throwing a tantrum in the store, I'd leave my cart and walk him out of the store and we'd sit in the car until he was ready to go back in. A few days ago he was really energetic and wouldn't stop jumping on the cart and off the cart as I was pushing it. He bumped a lady walking passed in a crowded isle and I made him walk over to her and apologize. After that, he was pretty chilled out. It's good to show kids that actions have consequences. You act up, we leave.
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