moms of kids who have a hard time eating out..
I apologize if I haven't been sympathetic with you when you talk about taking your kids out to eat and have a hard time with it... I take for granted that Ashton loves to eat and enjoys eating out and so we don't usually give it much thought... But, today we decided to go out for lunch after church..Ashton already had a long morning and if we go out to eat after church it's usually Red Robin or fast food...but I was tired of that and wanted to go to this Italian place we enjoy but never go with kids. Big mistake... Ashton was just not in the mood to eat out... It was crowded and like 5 noisy babies there..he didnt like the atmosphere and was making his noise he makes when he is on sensory overload. So he sees they have chicken tenders on the menu and orders them and they are out of them and he screams...like screams really really loud and starts crying intensely...this kid loves pizza, spaghetti and meatballs...burgers...you name it And he loves it but no he wanted the freakin chicken tenders... The waitress was so patient with us but we had a lot of stares.. Finally my hubby suggests grilled chicken (which he loves) and fries and he's ok with that. But he was still in a mood and then got mad again about something so my hubby took him for a walk. Sigh... It's been awhile since eating out was this frustrating. He ended up eating all of his food and was good the rest of the time. guess this place will remain a place we don't take our kids...or maybe it was just one of those days. From now on I will be much more understanding when someone in here posts about taking their child out to eat and is frustrated.