I went out to eat this evening and a woman came in and sat at the table right in front of me with her 3 kids. The oldest looked about 6 then maybe 3-4 and a baby that looked about 6-7months. Its a large place. You order your food and then pick it up when its ready. So the lady takes out a little baggy of peas and pours them onto the table for the baby. Maybe its just me but I would have used a napkin or a plate..anything. I mean the rags that people use to wipe down those tables never really look all that clean, who knows how well they even clean the tables.. she got up to order (all the way on the other side of the restaurant) and left the 3 kids alone. They were completely out of her sight. I thought to myself, the table she chose was right by the front door. Anyone could have grabbed that baby or any of her other kids and ran off. She was only gone for about 5min but it just kind of surprised me.
Anyways, do you feed your kids straight off the table? Or leave your young kids alone at a busy restaurant??