Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dining Out

I only dine out when absolutely necessary. Like when SIL comes back for a visit, a family birthday celebration, invitation from relatives for fullmoon or wedding dinners and occasionally when MIL kena number .. hee!

But every single time, no one gets to enjoy a peaceful meal. We have to take turns to carry the fart out to walk here & there. He dislikes sitting for even a few minutes. Its even worse when we have to wait for the other diners to arrive. Some people are famously known to be late! And with a brat that cannot sit still - my patience is limited! So nowadays, I intentionally go there late so that I dont have to wait so long before we can have a meal.

These days, this does the trick. But depending on his mood for the program. Usually works for 10-15 minutes. That's it. Sometimes I have to bring along the cane too!



15 comments:

coffeesncookies said...

welcome to terrible 2 - boh tiam stage. cruel as it may be, hubs and I use the rubberband piak piak method when all else fails. keep her still for a short while.. then carry her to see fish , flowers etc...

vickylow said...

Haha nice trick you good, playing DVD for him.

Sasha said...

Oh man... i know how u feel! I have 2! bring la.. cane ka.. whatever to make them sit diam diam.

LittleLamb said...

u bring the cane out?????

Joanna Tang said...

Haha! A good trick.. to keep him still ya! 1 of my lady friend also practise to put all the canes everywhere, even in the car..

FAMILY FIRST said...

Yes Little Lamb - I bring the cane out! Actually this cane easily found in shopping malls - its the stick for the balloons that they usually give away in malls mah - so it works wonders for me - hahaha!

khongfamily said...

Wahh..never thought the balloon stick can be used as a cane...LOL!! And you brought it out as well :D . Goshh..and a portable DVD as well. Surely he will sit down lor.

agnes said...

my gal also the same initially and we were thinking to buy a portable DVD player as well but didnt buy at last.. just dont want her to addict & look at the screen too much :S

she can sit still lately as long as ice cube to play with.. or playing with their plates.. chilies sauces.. chopstick.. etc etc.. provided the food must serve FAST lah.. else kena bring her walk walk also..

sometimes, we bought fries and bring to the restaurant so she can eat her fries w/o suffering us.. :)

Charming said...

My 3 y.o. finds it a challenge to sit down for long. We usually pack some books, notebooks and pens to draw. Lately, she has been bringing her Leapster 2 (like her cheh cheh with her Nintendo). Kids, so difficult to keep them entertained.

Rose said...

Hi there! My first time to your blog! :)

I have a 3 years old gal, and she like ur brat, very restless and cant sit still for a second, not to say a minute. Sigh! Eating out is like a battle to us. Her table manner still need to improve. When feeding her at home, we have to play chasing around with her, as she couldnt sit and eat her food.

mommy to chumsy said...

hehehehe...i get very stressed up when ashley didn't want to sit still and screamed her head off last time. I think it's a phase and he'll be ok as he grows older. Does the little one like books?

Mummy Gwen said...

Seems like you are equipped with all the tricks to keep your little boy to sit still hehe.

ChloeRuoyi said...

hi5! the balloon stick serves as cane in our home too... and it's very well-stocked too, with all sorts of colours :-D

BabyBooned said...

hahaha.. i also did not think of using the baloon stick as a cane! good one! our trick to get gib to sit down still is to tell him endless stories about transformers and ben10. God.. it gets EXHAUSTING sometimes. hmff.

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