Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Circus Is In Town!

Tonight we decided to take the kids out to eat since all of my dishes are packed away.For those of you wondering what it is like taking six kids out to eat...here are the gory details!
First we end up waiting for 50 minutes! By the time we are seated Ethan is starving so whenever the waitress comes by with food he throws himself backwards and screams.And wacks his head on the table and screams some more. He was so out of control I tried walking with him and finally put him in the car and drove to the store to buy a bottle then we met up with the rest of the family eating.
Once the food arrived I thought we were good. Grace stands up on her chair and lets one rip! The loudest burp you have ever heard! People were laughing. If that wasn't bad enough she yells to me "Mom that was a great burp but it didn't taste so great!" Nice Grace and can you please yell a little louder I think the kitchen staff didn't hear you! So the food comes and Bailey is double fisting noodles. Seriously two hands full of noodles and she is trying to stuff them all in at once! She of course wipes her hands on her shirt and pants in between each bite!
then... Hannah decides she has to go to the bathroom but instead of asking someone to move she crawls onto the floor and goes under the table! yes my 10 year old! SO of course this is it, it can't get any worse right? The waiter makes a joke about this wild bunch and as he is leaving he pauses and lifts up his shoe and removes stuck on noodles from the floor because of us! Nice! Yes folks, the circus is in town,and I have the animals to prove it!

9 comments:

Cara said...

I was wondering why you didn't mention the name of the resteraunt untill you mentioned the bathroom situation. Now I know why youdidn't mention it. Tell Hannah I am dissapointed in her.

Do you need any boxes for your move?

Lori said...

Sounds familiar. We, too, leave the big sticking mess under the table. We try to only go to places once with all the kids. :) (Or eat outside!) Good luck with the move!

Crazymamaof6 said...

ah well! taking the kids out to a real restaurant is hard. we don't do it. we only go to Barro's and Mi Amigos .neither of those have a wait. and they are cheapish. and casual. you are a brave soul to go to real restaurants. everybody burps. that is hilarious. it could totally happen to me. and she's too little to know better.
same with the baby fussing. and the noodles. just tip well and you are covered. that's what they get paid for right? job security!

Cheffie-Mom said...

LOL! Thanks for the laugh! I think your family would fit right in with my family. (: I love the new Halloween theme!

Shelli said...

All I can say is -- It's the restaurant's own dang fault!!! What are they thinking, making you wait that long? Nuts! We always tip the waitress well as an apology.

DANI KYNASTON said...

Brent is a firm believer that the purpose of going to a restaurant is to let someone else clean up the mess. He gets bugged if I ever clean up. He says that is what they get paid minimum wage for. ;-) We always tip well, too. After our family, most places have earned it.

GoteeMan said...

I rememba those days well... (thank God they are behind me now)... ahem, and I am feeling your pain... Hang in there, it will be gone before you know it...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

raising4boys said...

That's why I love eating out...I don't have to clean up the mess! I feel bad for your little one. Mine is starting to freak out when he sees food now too. Good idea to go buy him a bottle to pacify him.

Good luck with the move. It's never easy. I too love love your new blog look. I haven't even decorated my house yet (then again you haven't either) :)

Kricket said...

You crack me up! It's so great to hear about your "adventures." I'm public now so feel free to post whenever.