Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Another thing they never tell you about having children

While we were away I realised yet another thing that no one tells you before you have children. I hadn't realised until I was about to tuck in to my sea bream on a bed of samphire with broad beans:

In seven years I have yet to eat a hot meal in a restaurant.

I can order something hot, it arrives hot, but the minute the meal hits the table:

"Mummy, I need the toilet"

Not only that, she always wants the toilet a further three times during the meal thus rendering my food cold.

I have eaten cold pizza, cold pasta, cold chicken, cold soup, cold fish, etc, etc.

Perhaps I should just give in and order salad?

13 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh god I know what you mean! We often go out with our kids for meals and then end up asking ourselevs 'why do we do this to ourselves?'

Tawny said...

It does get better I promise, the only trouble is, it gets more expensive! k now has adult meals so no more small plate prices for us!

Maggie May said...

My granddaughters have been doing this for years. Doesn't make any difference whether they are out or at home & they shout down that they are having some difficulty. I ask you....... in the middle of a meal?
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Claire said...

No No NO!

As soon as you've ordered you whizz them off to the loo and explain in no uncertain terms that the next time they can go is in-between the main course and dessert. You're being far too accommodating! :-)

Sarah said...

That's bad luck. Mine don't do that, thankfully!

How can she want to go three times during the meal???

Polly said...

I feel the same about my morning coffee!

grandmarockton said...

As my oldest SON says PLEASE---- why didn't you share the PARENT HOW TO BOOK with me! MY line is "no one told me this wasn't over at 18"!!! LIFE sentence!

Working Mum said...

Claire - I should have come to you for advice years ago! I will try that next time.

Sarah - It appears that once she goes, she has to keep going! Drives me insane!

Lorraine The Party Times said...

I have one who seems to want the toilet when food has just been served and the other who eats my food while I take her brother to the cloakroom!!!

family Affairs said...

YUP Caesar salads....every time. Although it does get easier and now I can ignore them.....

PS - do you have any experience of fake ID's at your school or are they all too young?? Just on a roll about them at the moment x

Muddling Along said...

This was one of the reasons we went down the baby led weaning route - at least we got to eat our food whilst they played with theirs but the loo visits... oh dear

dina vanessa mercado said...

very true!! its a disaster when you are already comfortably sitting on the dining able and excited to eat but then suddenly kids would burst out the urge to poop!!! love your blog..following you now.. hope you could visit my blog too.. kissess!!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Amy used to be like that. Now, fortunately, she can just go on her own. It never fails that she does go however! I think you are frequented places where the toilets appeal to your daughter, lol.

CJ xx