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Really?

Posted: September 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Out and About | Tags: Goals | 2 Comments »

Last night we went to a wedding.  It was a late summer outdoor wedding in Minnesota and it was a bit on the, er, nippy side.  Not too cold, but almost.  It was lovely.  The sun peeked through the clouds just in time for the vows which was cliche but a nice touch.  We just had J with us, the other two stayed with their grandpa for the night.  We’ve never just had one kid.  Sure, I’ve taken one and Yogi Dad has taken one, but never two parents and one kid.  It was, to put it bluntly, effing wonderful.

After the ceremony, Judah the Buddha was getting, well, a bit un Buddha like.  So we snuck out and decided since we were in the neighborhood we would stop at this restaurant we like and have a relaxed dinner before we headed home.  We met the hostess and were seated in the far back corner, there was one large round table with a grandmother and 5 kids, a 4 top with parents, a baby and a grandmother and two empty tables.  I didn’t think much of this until a mother with 4 more kids was seated just beside us. 

We were in the Family section.

Even with our boys, we’ve never been seated in a family section of a restaurant.  and we eat out.  A lot.

Judah was now sleeping.  He made nary a peep the entire time we were there.  But, because we had a baby, sleeping or not, I had to deal with kids jumping off the large window sill immediately behind my chair for 10 minutes and kids running back and forth between the large round table and the table next to us.  It seems the grandma with 5 kids was related to the mom with 4 kids and they were on their way to catch a movie. 

At one point I looked at my husband and said “We’ve been seated in the family corner.”  Not loudly, but I was kind of pissed annoyed.  Can I not enjoy my dinner and beer in peace simply because I have a baby with me?  I would understand if I had the twins with me, but really, hostess, why were we put here?  Not only were we way overdressed for this place (the wedding was at a country club and we were dressed accordingly), now we were in the middle of this circus of kids who were JUMPING OFF THE WINDOW SILL!  The mother caught my annoyed comment and tried to reel in the kiddos.  And really, it’s not her fault we were seated there, my beef wasn’t really with her as much as the hostess.   For the record I tried not to judge, but seriously: reign in those kids!

I know I can’t say that will NEVER be me, because it could be me.  I’ve learned never to say never as a parent.  I can hope and try with all my might to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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