We hit a major milestone tonight. We take M out to dinner on an almost nightly basis (remember, I cook for M but not for B – but that is going to change this week!) – and he sits through it like a trooper every night and eats his meal, plays with his toys, makes friends with strangers, etc. He very rarely fusses and we are told quite regularly what a great, well-behaved baby he is out in public. We could not agree more (and yes, we know we’re very lucky!). At lunch today, we were told that, “he’s a dandy!” That tickled me!
We typically go to restaurants where you get one course and you’re out of there, just to play it safe and to not extend M past his limit.
Tonight? Tonight we went out for a nice dinner. B even got dressed up (and he looked terrific!). We went out for a meal that consisted of three courses and M was his typical, normal, happy self. All of this after very limited nap time today. We arrived around 6:30 and left at 8:00. Around 7:50, we had to take him out of his high chair so he could look around and flirt with more people – but he was not at all fussy.
I am so proud! I have always wanted to have the kids who can sit through a meal and enjoy the family time. I think we have one of those kids 🙂 I think it’s 50% luck (M is naturally very laid back) and 50% experience. We’ve made this a priority since the day after he came home from the hospital, and I’m so glad we did!