I have said this in previous blogs, but I am going to say it again. Parents of babies that are not yet mobile…take advantage of it! Go to restaurants and enjoy life while your baby is still a baby. Once you have a toddler on your hands, you just never know what you’re going to get when you sit down to eat in public!
At a recent outing, my husband and I decided it’s just not worth the stress to go to restaurants with our son at this stage. We have decided if we want to enjoy restaurant food, we will order take out and trust me when I tell you we have come to know our local options very well (Outback Steakhouse, Nona Sushi & Tijuana Flats)!
The problem is this, once children hit the toddler stage they HATE being confined. They experience freedom and expect it all the time. My son prefers to eat his food then get out of his high chair and explore! That is the norm for him at home so he gets very confused why he cannot do the same when we are in public.
At his 18 month appointment, the pediatrician basically told me that Terrible Two’s start now! Oh boy and the fun begins already! I have witnessed a few tantrums (and they are not pretty) so I can only imagine what I am in for!