When it comes to heading out to the restaurant, families can take a lot of heat. Of course, there are some parents that just give a crap about their kids and others that give their kids tablets the moment they sit down at the table. However, there are also some parents that enter a restaurant with what seems to be calm, well-behaved kids, and then it all changes. They believe they’re going to have a great time, and then disaster strikes. There are various types of restaurant demons your kids can turn into on a night like this. Perhaps you might agree with some of these:
Five types of restaurant demons your kids can turn into
1. Entitlement Demon
Ever been in the scenario where the waiter heads over to your table to take your drink orders, and your kid starts chanting “Bread! Bread! Bread!” in their face? You’ve never treated other people like that, so it’s isn’t something your kid picked up from you. It’s spontaneous and utterly embarrassing.
2. Championship Pitching Demon
After your waiter mentally prepped himself to head back to your table with your drinks and a basket full of rolls, your kid turns into a sought-after baseball pitcher and uses the rolls as his or her ball of choice. Back home he or she can’t even release a ball at the right time, but now, it’s a whole different ballgame.
3. Screaming Demon
It must have been by the grace of some miracle, but you finally calmed your kid to calm down, and you have an idea of what he wants to order. And now the waiting begins. You have a bag of tricks at your disposal, and so does the restaurant, but N.O.T.H.I.N.G works. While you desperately try not to inconvenience others, the only thing he wants to do is scream. Whether it is in anger or delight is still a mystery. There’s also some manic laughing going down, and you have no idea why. All you know is that these are some of the most horrifying noises you’ve ever heard coming out of your child!
4. Worm Demon
Through all the rest of the horrible behaviour, don’t forget that there’s probably some wiggling worm action going on as well. No kid can sit without moving, and it seems to be amplified in public spaces. Perhaps it’s the restaurant air or the music that’s controlling your kid’s movements. In mere seconds, she’s rolled down the seat, under the table, and standing in a dead glare with the innocent patron next to you.
5. Food Critic Demon
At last, the food arrives. You feel confident that you’ll have some peace as your kid eats the food he or she always loves. Except, for some odd reason, the random speck of ketchup on the plate is a red flag to the food critic demon. This demon can find a misdirected speck of ketchup or even thick cut fries as opposed to American style fries. Everyone is now completely unable to eat. Do you order something else? Or force them to eat it while listening to cries and screams? Do you just pack up and go?