We decided last night to go out for dinner (I've been cooking more than usual so it was a nice change) so going out for dinner was a good idea. We decided to bring along our two youngest children ( 14 year old girl, 13 year old boy, the last two still living at home) bad idea! I was quickly reminded why we stopped taking our children out in public with us! lol
When they were all younger (all four of them), people used to go out of their way to come to our table and comment on how well behaved our children were. I would smile politely and say thank you and secretly say to myself, "You bet they are! They were warned over and over all the way to the restaurant...act up and it's a trip to the bathroom and it's not to see if we something stuck in our teeth or something!!!" lol
I was raised in strict military fashion....to act up in public was a death wish....I wanted to live, I had big plans....I wanted to see them come to fruition! Now I was smacked a lot with deadly precision from the front seat by my Father while either in route to or home from somewhere and he didn't even have to see which kid it was or where exactly we were sitting in the back seat....his aim was dead on!
My kids were raised to be "perfect" children while in public and they are, they are good while in public, they are good in school at home they are lil chits! But if I had my choice and they were to act up, I'd rather they do it at home anyway.
Little did I know that my children are quite good at looking perfectly composed while getting their point across. Very much like I do when I need to smile and threaten at the same time, a technique learned from my parents and passed down from generation to generation. Otherwise known as "The Look." It could stop me dead in my tracks when I was a child or silence me instantly or I'd pay for it later! lol
Ok, so why was taking the children out to dinner with us a bad idea? Well, indigestion is a good word for it.....that and having to explain over and over to my 14 year old daughter why we can't just put her annoying, 13 year old younger brother "To sleep" like a rabid dog!
Yeah, life is good.............anybody got a Rolaids??