My husband and I have always loved trying new restaurants and nothing has changed since we've had our sons who are 3-year-old and one.
For the most part, our boys are well mannered and sit still at the table. We are careful to dine early and bring goodies to occupy them.
Thus far, we've never had a big outburst. What I find bothersome is the looks that diners give us when we walk into a restaurant. Like they are just waiting for our kids to act up. It's so rude! Is there a good way to handle the glares?
—Distressed By Dirty Looks
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Distressed By Dirty Looks,
I usually chalk up mean glares to unhappy people. It sounds like you are doing everything you can to create a great environment for your sons as well as fellow restaurant patrons. And, as paying customers your well behaved lil ones have just as much right to be there as anyone else.
I've experienced ill intended looks a time or two myself and though it's hard, I just try not to let it unnerve me. The best revenge is when someone comes up to compliment your kids and the diner who gave them the dirty looks is in earshot.
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