When our baby was a little over a year old, my wife and I decided the time was right to go for a family outing to one of our favorite, pre-pregnancy restaurants. Personally, I'm more of a take-the-baby-and-see-what-happens kind of guy, but my wife was really worried that our daughter would have a meltdown and we'd be horribly embarrassed.
Our first time out was, as my wife feared, a complete disaster. Every thing that could possibly have gone wrong did. It took us a month and a half to summon up the courage to give it another try. And try we did but this time we had a plan (see below for our suggestions).
Naturally, my wife and I were both a little nervous about our next foray into the exciting world of dining out. Never being one to disappoint, our daughter knocked over a glass of water and took a big bite out of one of the crayons our waiter had thoughtfully brought. But all in all, we knew that our careful planning had paid off when the couple at a nearby table complimented us on our well-behaved child.
Choosing Where to Go
At the Restaurant
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