It’s come to this. We are taking a break from restaurants. We don’t want to but, we might have to. The issue, folks – we’ve got a screamer! The little guy is a fan of testing his vocal abilities. I’m all for it. It’s great for him to discover the wonders of his voice! We have to really work on that “inside voice” thing though. We went out to dinner this weekend and he proved that he has an entertainment career in his future. I guess that’s my fault. I’ve exposed him to the industry somehow. Darn L.A.
Here’s what I mean. He takes every opportunity to be seen by strangers. Yes, this kid loves an audience. While out to eat, we were seated at a booth. I thought this was a good thing. It’s more private than a table. Little Mr. Busy Body could not stop turning around and talking to the people at the next booth. He plays peek-a-boo with them. Usually people indulge, these people weren’t playing his game. Not everyone thinks babies are cute, shocking. We get him to sit down. He quiets down for a minute. Then he starts his excited shout. Just for kicks, you know. It’s cute – at home. If you could only hear how high his voice is, OMG. When I say Mariah Carey has nothing on him – I am NOT kidding. His voice goes so high it actually hurts my ears.
We are working on letting him be a kid and express himself, but trying to be mindful of other people. My friend suggested going to more kid-friendly restaurants. I thought we were. I guess we’ll change up our choices again and get even more kid-friendly. McDonald’s anyone? I guess it could be worse. He could be crying and wailing and throwing things. A little overly excited flirting isn’t the worst thing.