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This is one of the topics that my friends have recommended me to write about. It is a very fun topic indeed, about ‘Going out to restaurants with little people’.

I am thankful to you, I am having a great time writing about it and I hope you enjoy reading it….

When we go out for dinners, it’s an exhilarating experience. Calm, peace, tranquil, are just words in books. I think some of you would identify with me. Firstly, very gently I take a deep breath and remove the salt and pepper shakers out of the way, then hold my baby’s intriguing hands and keep the glasses aside. Easy, how hard was that? By that time, her little legs will try to get to the adjacent chair and my other one with a long face would ask, ‘why there is no fish and chips in the menu?’ Sometimes, I am so careful that I spill a glass of water myself. Phase one is completed successfully!

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Common, please don’t be scared by the thought. Trust me, you get better at it. This was in the beginning, now I am much more organised and less thoughtful. I used to feel so bad for the other customers; the thought would not even occur to me that the other customers were babies once upon a time! Now, it’s your turn. Ha ha mean me! I am just kidding. There are loads of places where you can take your kids and have a great time! You don’t have to worry about them being a little noisy. The rituals of putting things away remain the same, it gets better (read messier) when they start eating on their own but you can relax afterwards. It’s a good idea to go out with your friends and their babies, because they entertain each other and also for the fact that you are not the only one having to change the table organisation! Tried and tested idea! All these little annoying cute things will go away because they will grow out of it. I can tell from my experience because it’s really nice to go out with my elder one now.

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Don’t feel daunted by the idea of venturing out with little ones, particularly if they did not behave well on their debut. Try going out with your friends or other families; it will be a different experience. It may not be perfect but who cares, have a great time anyways! I would like to hear from you about your stories of going out with your kids and would love to feature it on my website.

 Much love

 Suranjita

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Suranjita Bhagawati
Hello and welcome to 'Mumways'. I am Suranjita and I live in London with my three lovely kids and husband. Mumways is for inspiration - Writing about parenting, well being and lifestyle. I hope you enjoy going through it and thank you for visiting!

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Suranjita Bhagawati

Hello and welcome to 'Mumways'. I am Suranjita and I live in London with my three lovely kids and husband. Mumways is for inspiration - Writing about parenting, well being and lifestyle. I hope you enjoy going through it and thank you for visiting!

8 Comments

  1. Archana

    Good one! It can be such a pain to take the kids out to eat but as you rightly said, it gets better. Nice to see the humor!

    1. admin

      Thank you very much Achu! It’s always a pleasure reading your comments!

  2. Intifa

    So true Suranjita. I can relate so well. Table organization is still the first thing I do but he did manage to spill water once.but that doesn’t stop us from going out. Its getting better as he is growing 🙂

    1. admin

      Thank you so much Intifa! He he we are so used to table organisation! Glad you could relate to it

  3. Sanj

    More stuff spilled more is the tip!!! I am sure they welcome people with babies !!!

    1. admin

      He he…true but service included here 🙂

  4. Nidhi

    So true, and so heartening that i am not the only one who feels this way!

  5. admin

    Thanks a lot Nidhi!

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