Meal Discounts for Well-Behaved Kiddlings?
I totally get it.
You want to have a little change of pace and go to a nice restaurant, but you've got kids. Three kids, to be exact. So you round up your kids, strap them down in their car seats, and hope that they will behave at the five-star restaurant that your significant other got reservations for.
I was part of something like this once. I was the oldest out of the three kids, and at the ripe old age of 5 years old, I could recognize the longing that my parents had for a nice meal. My younger brother and sister, however, had the audacity to climb around in the booth that we were sitting at.
We were put in a corner booth at this magnificent restaurant, and my siblings were crawling all over the place! They were hiding under the table, crawling on the back of the bench, and standing on the seats. I screamed, “Sit down! We are at a nice restaurant!”
Granted, they gave me no heed, but I felt justified because I was worried about my parents and their lovely night out. Truth is, we went to a buffet called Chuck-A-Rama, which is also known by many around the area as Upchuck-A-Rama, so the restaurant wasn't even that nice. And my siblings weren't even that out of hand. That were acting exactly how young toddlers should act.
But if your child was blessed with an unbelievably calm demeanor and is the most pleasant angel that has ever descended from the heavens, you should pay a visit to Carino Japanese Bistro in Calgary.
The staff was so impressed by Evie and her behavior that they were given a five dollar discount! How cool is that? Granted, this is an experience that probably will never happen on a regular basis, but hey, I'm down to at least give it a try.
How about you? Do you avoid going out to eat when your kids are a little on the wild side? Do you just bite the bullet and take your kids even if they turn into little maniacs once you step foot in a nice restaurant?