Yesterday we had a totally chaotic trip to Burger King. We decided to go to Burger King as a reward for our morning. We spent the whole morning outside cleaning up – the weather was great and we made the most of it. We have not been eating out much lately and we decided on a kid-friendly burger lunch.
We got to Burger King early so the lines were not too bad. I should mention that the area we were in, the Beach, does not have any other fast food restaurant so it gets very busy. We sat in a booth and pulled over a filthy high chair.
My husband went up to order and I started getting the kids ready. We put the baby in the chair and I gave him his milk sippy cup and he started drinking! (We have been struggling to get him to drink milk from his cup.) Then my older son spilled 1/3 of the baby’s lunch on the floor. This was terrible – we needed the food.
I was wiping down the filthy table and filthy high chair with baby wipes while the baby sucked at his milk. Then my husband came over with the food and we started to eat. The baby was really fussy, but we ignored the fussing and gave him his food while we finished our lunch.
Then I noticed that the milk cup was missing….and it was not on the floor. When I found it I understood why the baby was fussy. He had dumped the milk over into his chair and he was soaked.
Luckily I had extra clothes for him. We took off his clothes but then the diaper was soaked through with the milk as well. I took the baby and the change of clothes and a new diaper to the baby change room and changed him while he squirmed.
By that time the restaurant was so busy I could barely get back to our table. Then we hurriedly finished lunch while the baby continued to fuss and people were pushing all around us.
The best part of lunch was that our 4-year old who has recently discovered a love for burgers ate well.
Now I remember why I hate going to restaurants with kids!