Monday, September 03, 2012

Eating Out with Our Boys

Going out to eat these days with the boys is definitely an experience. Luka is 5 and Sam is 2 and lets just say that it is interesting. But I guess all parents go through the same thing. How do you find that balance? How do you get your two year old to sit for more than 2 minutes...if you have the answer to that question I will pay you some SERIOUS cash!

So this is what is usually looks like. This is most of what I get to see of Luka until the food comes. If he doesn't get my iPhone he usually complains, pouts and whines...and to his defense we are so busy trying to keep Sam from lighting the restaurant on fire that we really can't "talk" and chat for more than a few minutes at a time. But with the iPhone he is always the best behaved 5-year old in the joint. Am I a bad parent?

Then we have Sam. He is pretty funny and sometimes I have to try really hard not to laugh out loud. But first he wants to pour all our drinks. Then he likes to sample all the condiments in the table and see how far he can squeeze them.
And the faces, oh the faces....here is his "Si, eto mio" with the teeth grinding action. 
Then after we tell him no countless times...this is not his "Ya (yes in Dutch), mio"...And this happens about a million times.
Then this is his "No, no...eto mio, mio"Do you see...his hair is a mess by now because we have been going round after round.
Usually JJ takes him for a walk until I call or call out to him that our food is here. I am not writing this post to complain, but simply to document what eating out means to us....and honestly it is a little fun to see Sammy squirm around to try and get his way. The kid is definitely persistent. We love you Sammy and Luka...you always keep our lives interesting.

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