Scott and I decided to go out for dinner last night at Carolina Ale House. This is a favorite restaurant of ours, however we've not been since the twins were born. We loaded up the car, and prayed for a decently behaved dinner.
Turns out, the kids were the most well-behaved children that we've ever seen in a restaurant. I don't know what the deal was, but nobody cried, threw anything, or knocked anything over. The twins were content to sit in their high chairs and eat their food without event. Emily had the best manners, and say quietly and patiently while we waited for our food. All in all, it was an excellent time for us all.
On another note, I noticed the headline on a newspaper box as I exited the restaurant. I didn't fork over the buck to buy the newspaper, but did come home and find the article of interest on-line. I thought this was very interesting.
I've often encountered this type of issue with other moms. I was once in a Chick-Fil-A with the twins, and Eli was asleep in his baby carrier with his head slumped over. (His head was ALWAYS slumped over, despite the best efforts of Mom, Dad, and Grammy!)
A lady walked over to me and said, "I know you're busy eating, but if I bring his baby carrier to you, would you PLEASE fix his head from flopping over?!"
I was furiously angry, and responded, "He likes his head like that. I would fix it, but he'd put it right back in the same spot, so no, I won't but thanks for your concern!"
I know moms all have stories like this. I thought this article did an excellent job discussing this issue.