Sunday, February 10, 2013

A good way to keep kids quiet in restaurants.

We went out for Chinese food last night - my parents, sisters, kids, neice, nephews, brothers-in-law, etc.  (Paranthetically, my Sunday School students and I have a long-running argument about the term "brothers-in-law."  They say it's "brother-in-laws."  I tell them that I'm the one who taught English and that it's "brothers-in-law."  Also, the term "Books of Mormon."  As in, "Okay, get out your Books of Mormon so we can look up this scripture."  They say I'm incorrect in saying that.  That it's supposed to be "Book of Mormons."  Like, "Get out your Book of Mormons."  I tell them that there are many books, and these are what I'm referring to.  We fight about it every week.  I think I'm right.)

Annnnnnnnnnyways, when I told Sadie we were going out for Chinese food, her eyes got wide and she frowned and said, "I HATE Chinese food, Mom.  I cannot ever, ever eat Chinese food again.  I have had enough Chinese food for life."  I assured her that it was Americanized Chinese food, and therefore, good

So we had to wait for awhile to get our food - after all, there were 17 of us - and the kids were getting whiney and wiggley.  And my smart sis, Nat, proposed a game to help bide the time - a fork-balancing-on-the-nose contest.  It did the trick:
Sadie ended up eating fried shrimp, and that's it.  This was so weird, because she's never liked seafood in her life.  Also, they had some of her favorites there - fried rice and eggrolls, and she wouldn't touch them.  Only three pieces of fried shrimp.  What a weirdo. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a good trick to keep them quiet!! Tinian has THE hardest time eating out at restaurants. We don't go out much with him because of that. This will definitely be on our list of entertainment the next time we venture out! :)

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