A couple months back I convinced David that we could take out the kids and it wouldn't be that bad. Boy was I wrong. We went to a sit down restaurant with waiters. It was a kid friendly place but fancy for us. Davey got very agitated in his high chair almost immediately. I kept him occupied by feeding him Cheerios while we waited for our waiter to come. Caitlin was people watching in the booth. It was a struggle to get her to face the right way. People seemed nice about the 3 year old staring at them while they ate. The waiter finally arrived as I was running out of bribes ie Cheerios. We placed our order and told the waiter to bring the kids' food right away and not worry about waiting for the adult orders.
We tried distracting the kids by coloring on the place mats but Caitlin started getting angry because we used the wrong color crayon. You know how 3 year olds are like little dictators and think they rule the world. Davey was getting really squirmy in the high chair. He wanted to get out and run around. The kid hates to be confined at all. Caitlin started singing "If you are Happy and You Know it" when I smelled the unmistakable scent of a very dirty diaper. I took Davey to change in the restroom and discover that it is a blow out diaper. I brought diapers but no extra clothes. We haven't needed them for months. I took him out of the restroom in just his diaper. When Caitlin saw he was naked or "nakey" as she likes to say, she tried taking off her clothes too. They still hadn't brought any of our food. We grabbed the waiter as he walked by and told him to wrap everything to go. I took the naked Davey to the car. Dave dragged Caitlin to the car as screamed "I want my food. I'm hunnnngrrrry."
We get in the car and are thankful to be on the way home. Dave turned to me and said, "I'm never taking the kids out again."
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