This weekend on the rainy Saturday my husband suggested a quick trip out for lunch to the new Chick-fil-a near our house. We knew it would be crowded, which it was, but we also looked forward to the kids getting a bit of energy out at the indoor play area. We've been feeling a little stir crazy at home between the heat wave and having a new baby.
While I'm not so sure the food is what will draw me back, the feeling like I fit in there is enough for me to make another trip. While we were there it was rather crowded and perfect for people watching. It seemed like all the parents there were having the same issues I regularly have with my children. You know what I'm talking about, like constantly telling the kids to sit down, telling them they have to eat before they go play as the child continually begs to run off to playland, dealing with whiny little ones when the parent says it's time to go. It was refreshing to be somewhere and see everyone having kids that behave like mine sometimes do. Maybe it was because almost everyone in there had kids, but there were no sideways glances, dirty looks, or eye rolls. There was just a knowing look written in eveyone's eyes. We've all been somewhere when your child has a fit or is just a bit out of control. It was nice to know there were no judgements being made but rather a sharing of pity for whichever parent was having their turn of public embarrassment by their dear child.
Sometimes it's nice to feel like you are not alone in the difficulties of parenting.