I watched with a mixture of fascination, annoyance, respect, and thankfulness.
- Fascinated to watch how other moms deal with their kids' misbehavior (they were pretty nonplussed by all the chaos)
- Somewhat annoyed to listen to all the crying and chaos during lunch
- I respect that they tried to go out to lunch even with kids in tow, something I really did very rarely when J was a baby or toddler
- I felt very thankful that I'm no longer at that stage...J knows how to sit at a restaurant, order his food, and eat it. We might even have a conversation. Amazing, I know.