(It’s kinda hard to put this across without sounding like I’m against people without kids. But I really have nothing against people without kids!)
Over dinner at Sushi Tei tonight, the cub was a little cranky and told us he felt pain every now and then. We thought he was trying to be funny until he threw up his lunch from hours ago. One of the senior staff from Sushi Tei was outstanding. She hardly flinched when she saw us trying to catch more puke and cleaning up frantically with our wet wipes and quickly brought a bowl and more tissue to help us. Shortly after, she appeared with a cup of warm water with straw for the cub, and helped cleared away the mess of wipes and bowl. I was most impressed!
That can hardly be said about the patrons at the table next to us. The cub was just being his usual kid self – messy eating and had us giving a few stern warnings not to play with the food. When we were almost done with the food, he started making noise about wanting to leave which we were trying to do after cleaning up the dragonlady who had been trying to self-feed (read: messy-eating too)!
The two ladies were giving us dirty looks the whole night. The husb could no longer take it and walked over to tell them politely (absolutely no cussing was involved) that they must have no kids of their own to not expect this from kids and if kids could behave like adults, they wouldn’t be known as kids. And they backed off.
Usually I’d tell the husb to ignore such people but I was really quite glad he did that this time. Cos in all honesty, I don’t think my kids bothered them. If they want to complain about noise, the entire restaurant was noisy with tons of families with kids around during peak dinner hours. If they want to complain about the mess, it’s not like my kids are throwing food at them or dirtying their clothes.
As if we didn’t have enough on our plates (pun intended) with two toddlers, we gotta manage some adults too. They are probably one of those people who take up space in elevators when they can jolly well take escalators without young kids and strollers in tow.
Yea, I am having one of those bitchy days.