To cap off our lovely day we went to our favorite restaurant - Los Loros.
I always bring a book when we go out to eat with the kids. It keeps them quiet while we wait for the food and then again while we wait for the check. So we sat, read, ate, and then read again. It took them FOREVER to bring us the check so we read a whole chapter. Then some waiter comes up to us and says, "Could you not do that. You are disturbing other customers." Now... I was reading at a normal speaking volume... the same volume I would be talking to Ian with if we were having a conversation. If the kids had been whining it would have been MUCH louder. I have been operating under the assumption that I am doing other patrons a FAVOR by keeping my kids quiet and in their seats. My kids don't throw tantrums, scream, or run around the restaurant.
Ben started crying. He said, "I don't understand. We weren't being loud." We got the check and marched out of there. I said, loudly enough for the guy and the manager to hear, that we were never coming back. Ben cried the whole way home. He was upset because we 'got in trouble.' He was upset because I said we are never going back there. I am sad and mad -- they could have brought the check AGES ago and we would have been gone. And we would still have a favorite restaurant to go to every week. Now... we need a new favorite dive... I am just so sad and mad and disheartened. We have had such a crappy couple of weeks... why ruin the first good, happy day we have had?!?!?!?!?