Anyone go to restaurants with their child?
Tonight my dh wanted to go out. We haven't been out in a while. My daughter has been less and less willing to sit at a table. I chose a place that I knew was open and says family-friendly so I thought it'd be ok if she wandered a little bit.
Well, she wouldn't sit AT ALL. She wouldn't eat anything even though I got her some pasta which she loves. And while i was okay with the wandering, she kept wandering right up to people's tables and I was scared she was going to take food off other people's plates!! So I spent the whole time standing close behind her, leading her back to the table, trying to get her to eat. It was tiring and frustrating and I just don't want to go out to eat anymore. I saw all these other kids sitting at their tables eating their dinners and I just wanted to cry. I know my daughter was doing great not screaming or crying, She was happy there and curiously wandering around but ........ that's just not how restaurants work. :(
i think I need to create a restaurant where it's encouraged for the kids to wander. Not like a play place at Mcdonalds. Like the restaurant version of Sensory Friendly Films. Sound good to anyone else?