Thursday, May 27, 2010

Seeing the "Kids Eat Free!" Sign

On the occasions when we take the family out to eat, we Mamas are instantly lured to the restaurants who proudly display their signs that say "Kids Eat Free!" There are many reasons for this--the obvious one being financial. But these signs also imply that kids are actually welcome in this establishment, and they will probably be provided with paper and crayons, which--let's be honest here--is fun for the parents, too. Especially if the paper covers the entire table. This also means that cups with lids will also be provided, as well as menus that include food our children will actually want to eat.

"Kids Eat Free!" is good news for everyone. It's like they're saying, "Come on in, Mamas and Daddies, and let out a sigh of relief. We're gonna feed your kids and even clean up after them. And we don't expect them to be perfectly still and silent while in our restaurant. And for our patrons who get irritated with guests under the age of 12 and like to give dirty looks of disapproval to the parents--well, they should consider the 'Kids Eat Free!' sign as their heads up warning to find somewhere else to dine."

Everybody wins.

Question for you: Where's your favorite place to take the family to eat? And do the kids eat free?

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