Good Times.

Tonight we went to dinner with some visitors. We went to a fun steak restaurant complete with rocking horses for the kids. It was awesome until Thomas started eating. He was really enjoying his food, put too much in his mouth, and proceeded to gag followed with some puke. The good news is I reacted quickly enough that it did not get on anyone, but it was still pretty gross. I rushed him to the bathroom to make sure I didn't have anything anywhere, and to wipe him off. Everything was fine, and we returned to the table just as they were mopping up the mess. I asked the two gentlemen if they had kids. One of them held up four fingers, and gave a sympathetic look, but the other one just shook his head no. I asked him if he was pretty disturbed by what happened. He nodded in the affirmative, Ben and I politely laughed and continued eating our meal. I am not sure he was able to finish his meal, and for that I am really sorry. I am sure he was thinking at least three things (maybe you are too):

1. We should have left immediately after he threw up.

2. We were disgusting for wanting to eat anything after what we had just witnessed.

3. We're crazy parents.

To that I respond. Just wait, if you have your own kids and you have the opportunity to go out, and your kids are behaving themselves, and one of the kids happens to throw up because they were gagging, let's see what you do. I mean, it didn't get on any clothing, and I was enjoying my steak. I was not about to give that up.


Liz said...

Awesome! I love it! I have to say in the 2 and a half short years that I have had Elijah, I have had many similiar experiences. One time I got all dressed up to go to the store (with make-up and everything which is a huge deal) and I was shopping thinking how nice everything was, when I noticed people giving me weird looks. Finally an older lady stopped me and told me that I had barf all down my back. Yeah that was fun! Kids always give you the best memories! LOL

A Daring Adventure said...


Any parent would have stayed!

What's a little barf? I mean, seriously.

Jessica said...

This made me smile. I'm sorry it happened to you but I have been through similar situations with my kids before and part of me thought I should really just leave and the other part of me really, really wanted to finish my delicious food that we already paid for.

I guess as a mom you get really accustomed to dealing with your family's bodily fluids and it just doesn't affect you as much anymore. I think thats a good thing!