So on Sunday, Mason finally got to sit in a big boy chair at a restaurant instead of in his car seat.
It wasn’t that we didn’t think he was ready before, we just eat IN restaurants very very rarely (takeout is our friend!). The last time I was in a restaurant with Mason, it was 2 months ago when he fell asleep right before we got to Red Robin.
Anyway, as babies tend to do, he spent his entire time throwing everything he could on the floor. Cereal? Sippy cup? Napkins? BOOM onto the floor they went. He was also very interested in another family that hat had a young kid and a baby. He stared at them for a long time. It was pretty cute!
Being that it was his first time out of the house with the helmet, I was a bit nervous. While I plan on being all “let me educate you about this” when people make remarks, it was still too new and, I don’t know, raw to me, and I was worried someone would make a rude remark and I’d either fly off the handle or burst into tears. I was so worried that I almost didn’t go out, which is not like me at ALL (I love public speaking, talking to strangers, etc) but in the end, I’m glad I did. No one said a word, other than “Aww, he’s so cute!” Imaginary crisis averted!
He had his first taste of pancakes (thanks Auntie Sarah!) and breakfast potatoes, which he ate way more of than I thought he would. But mostly? He threw things on the ground.
I do have a question though – who the heck sits in these high chairs? The seat belt adjusted to it’s absolute smallest size still could have fit three Masons!! Total safety fail! One would think that it wouldn’t be too hard to make a seat belt that fit children of a range of sizes, not 4 year olds to obese adults (that would never fit in the high chair!) Is this pretty common in these wooden restaurant chairs or did they just have a reject one?
All in all, considering we were there for nearly two hours, he was pretty much a champ! It must have wore him out because he was asleep in the car before we got out of the parking lot!