Today is MIL's bday and we were invited to go to dinner to celebrate at a local Mexican Restaurant. DH is a cop and works most nights, so he wasn't able to attend. Anyway, there were like 15 of us there total and I was trying to occupy DS. I have a HUGE thing against him crying in a restaurant, and I am probably a little hypersensitive sometimes, but I don't want to disturb other diners.
I am a bit spoiled, because when we go out to eat with my family my parents are happy to walk him around and occupy him so I can get a chance to eat while we're there. It's seriously nice- but here, NOBODY sat near us, except my SIL (she is 11), who was talking the whole time with her friend. I felt a bit jilted...
So, DS is yelling "ball" and "bye" to anyone who will listen. He starts to get antsy (as I guess most 1 year olds would?) and wants to see all of his uncles/aunt. We FINALLY get our food and he will NOT let me put him in the highchair. He screams. So I try to feed him and myself, one handed with the wrong damn hand. UGH. I got maybe 2 bites, as did he before he just lost it with the fussing. My SIL would not stop shushing him all night, even when he was just being sweet and pointing at ornaments, etc. I took him to the bathroom to let him calm down a little and brought him back. That lasted a whole two minutes- we gave his grandma the ornament we bought, asked the waitress for a box that we waited 5 minutes for and it NEVER came. I finally (after being there an hour and twenty minutes) just high tailed it out of there. It was terrible. And, my son apparently thinks it's hilarious when I cry.
I will never be going out to eat without either hubby or my mom again. Anyway, does your LO freak out in restaurants, too? I find that I hate to even go out anymore, because we don't know if we will even get to eat before he starts fussing. He will NOT let me put him in a highchair or grocery cart 99% of the time- he hates it. UGH. I feel like a terrible mom for being upset with LO, and I'm embarrassed about the situation and that we had to leave waaaay before everyone else and sort of mad at DH's family that I wasn't really included... am I over reacting?