Last year on Mother’s Day, my husband and I
stupidly optimistically decided we should take our kids to a popular chain restaurant. The girls were six years old and 19 months old (without a doubt the worst age for taking a child.. anywhere.) at the time, and although the meal could have been a total disaster, it wasn’t exactly rejuvenating.
I had already complained about the 5 Reasons I Hate Taking My Children To Restaurants, and yet even after our Mother’s Day dinner we continued to suffer from Parent Restaurant Amnesia, repeatedly taking our girls out to dinner and inspiring me to once again reflect on Why It Sucks To Take Your Kids Out In Public. Will we ever learn?
I doubt we will- in fact, though we have no plans and certainly no reservations, I’m certain that this Mother’s Day will find us at yet another sub-par restaurant with our two daughters and all the electronic entertainment options I can cram in my uncool purse. Who else will be joining us in the mass insanity of Mother’s Day public dining?
Here’s the video I recorded last year about our experience- “The Mother’s Day Blues.”
My kids are in their 40’s and we still don’t go to restaurants with them. Well, we don’t go to restaurants at all. We would just eat too much bad food and spend too
much for it. The kids bring me lovely plants on Mothers Day Works out very well!
That’s a very good point, Linda! Lots of reasons to eat at home instead… 🙂
Did you mean to link “5 Reasons I Hate Taking My Children To Restaurants” in paragraph 2? I know, I’m the blog police.
Love this video! I will NOT be joining the throngs of moms out with their children. Instead, I embrace the fact that my most enjoyable Mothers Day is one spent by myself eating lunch by myself while my husband is at home with the kids all day. This has become our tradition. No gifts, just a day by myself doing whatever i want and gloating while watching the moms enjoying their day around me with whining kids :o)
Yes, I did! Why do you ask? It looks like the link is right…
It looks right to me now too…It was not showing up as a link before. I bet my page just didn’t load right or something — sorry about that!
Oh, phew! I hate it when I do the wrong link… 😉
I worked in the restaurant and hotel industry for years: high school, college and grad school. Oh the dreaded Mother’s Day Brunch. When we had kids, I made my husband promised to NEVER take me to a restaurant on that day. Never! They have to cook for me:) – and clean-up.
That seems like a great arrangement, Allie! 🙂
I will NOT be dining out for Mother’s Day. Nope. Besides the fact that my 5 year old just got his tonsils out, we will be hanging out at home.
God I love this video so much. So so much. Gonna share on Facebook. Right now.
that was awesome!! made me laugh because today is mine and my husband’s 10 year anniversary and we went out to dinner…with our kids. yeah, it was awesome.