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Posted by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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do you take your own food for them? do you clean up after them? do you leave a bigger tip if there is a mess you cannot clean up ?

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:51 PM

 My girls are 3 and 5. I always clean up the table behind them, and us. I stack all the plates together, put the silverware on top, all the trash on the plates. Sometimes I wipe the table down, but most of the time I don't. And we order everything from the restaurant. I tip based on service, and attitude.

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM
when we go out they eat whatever we buy for them. luckily they arent big mess makers...only on their hands/face lol.
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by Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:53 PM
I order from the menu and I'm pretty good about cleaning his mess up. I'll pick up the big things on the floor and wipe down his area.
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by Jessie on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:54 PM

i take a snack so if the food takes longer she as something to eat, i clean up as much as i can if she makes a mess i do tip more if i see the floor needs cleaned up that i cannot do. yrs of waiting tables myself i know that is more time away from my job doing the floors 

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM

If my kids are with me I make sure we are going somewhere where there will be something they like to eat as well. As far as cleaning up after them, if they spill a drink or something on the table I will soak and wipe it up with napkins if there are some available, but as far as just regular crumbs and stuff from eating then no I don't clean all of that up. And anything on the floor I dont clean up, lol, because I don't exactly carry a broom and mop with me. If for some reason we have a big mess, then I do try to tip a few extra dollars though.

by Silver Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM
I buy a meal for him. I'll pick up bigger pieces of food left on the floor but I don't always leave a bigger tip bc he's with me.
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by Charlene on Jul. 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM

 We do not take our own food. We do clean up the mess and yes we do tip higher.

by Amanda on Jul. 19, 2012 at 6:57 PM
I try to have snacks with me. Sometimes restaurants can be slow - and snacks (and toys) can help keep them compliant. We will order food for them too. I will straighten or wipe up some things when applicable (esp at a fast food restaurant, but not as much at a sit down one where the tables are bussed). No, I don't tip higher for cleaning a mess.
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by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM
I being a lunchbox w snacks, sippy etc. She doesnt make. amess usually, she also nibbles off of our plates.
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by Danelle on Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I might bring a snack, I also bring crayons and coloring books, I clean up after them most of the time unless it is like a frie or two that falls. I don't let them leave a big mess

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