Diner Disasters – It’s Not Just My Kids Who Misbehave in Cafes, Is It?

Oh dear, the pictures tell a thousand words each. Not an eating out success. Linking to Wordless Wednesday over at My Little Drummer Boys, pop over!

 PLEASE don’t tell me your children are dining out angels!! 

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  • Reply February 8, 2012

    Nicole (SportyMummy)

    So funny!….in a’ that’s happened to us before’ kind of way! I hope you had a chance to squeeze a coffee in there somehow!!

    • Reply February 8, 2012

      Seana

      Yes, did gulp a coffee, but the shine was taken off that breakfast for sure…

  • Reply February 8, 2012

    Denyse

    Ah, I can see the need for BIG school…how did they go??? How did you go??? Love these pics by the way!!

    • Reply February 8, 2012

      Seana

      They are zooming off to school very cheerfully in the mornings, whew. They want me to drop them off at the gate and drive away… but I refuse! They will be six in May so they were well and truly ready for school. me too. popping over for a visit!

  • Reply February 8, 2012

    Tamara

    Oh no…I so know that feeling.

  • Reply February 8, 2012

    Me 'N my Monkeys!

    Hehehe…

    I wish i could say my kids were dining out angels,
    but truthfully there ‘very’ far from it!

    Loving your pics.

  • Reply February 8, 2012

    Julia Kuku Couture

    Theres is something about a cup of coffee that makes me misbehave can’t really blame him hehe

  • Reply February 8, 2012

    Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    Nope I refuse to lie – mine can be right little shits when we go out to dinner :) xx

    • Reply February 8, 2012

      Seana

      I can’t tell you how delighted I am to hear that!! Why do we bother, I often ask myself… that’s why the really child-friendly places are gold for us… the ones beside playgrounds and with indoor playcentres like the Belrose Hotel which is handily close.

  • Reply February 10, 2012

    Janine Fitzpatrick

    Dining out is a hideous experience with young children. I thought it would get better now they are older (15 and 12 for gods sake) but found myself blogging about last weeks eating out experience because it still remains a pain a butt. Although admittedly not as horrific as when they were tiny. Good on you for trying.

  • Angels?! Ha, mine are so devilish that I rarely take them anywhere then I forget about how bad they were last time and try again only to regret it:)

    • Reply February 18, 2012

      Seana

      Oh I am SO glad to hear it, Annabel. Two of mine are really pretty hyper at the best of times. The table manners of some are… challenged. I’m very good when I go out to eat though. I could take myself anywhere.

  • Reply February 28, 2012

    alex

    Kids do have a hard time at cafes and restaurants, but in my experience it really is do-able. I’d say “expect trouble at first, but take heart!” What really worked for our family was “dropping the hammer” a couple times – just getting up and leaving (paying first, natch) when behaviour was too crap for us (and other diners!) to enjoy our/themselves. The kids were very disappointed to miss out on a nice cafe meal, and believe me, it made an impression. Now when we say “If you don’t behave, we’re leaving”, they believe it.

    Good luck – it’s worth it I think to get kids able to deal with these situations, otherwise we all miss out on some fun times – possibilities for good eating, changes of scenery, and not having any washing up to do! ;-)

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