Sunday, July 18, 2010

Yeah...It Was That Kind of Nite...

I should have known that once we left the house and it started pouring down rain that we should have gone home. I mean, when all you want to do is go to Target and go drink some Presidentes to Chili's you think, hey--what could possibly go wrong?

Let me just say that it started in Target--screaming. Crying. Tantrums. All by Isabella...nothing new really.

So, we had to leave.

Thinking things would be better once we got to Chili's was shot down right after the words I'll get started with a Presidente. Hold the salt.

Isabella threw--scratch that--launched a damn fork into the air. It was as if the thing was on a mission to space.

I peeked my head up above the side of our table. Thank God the fork didn't hit anyone.

And thank God the closest table to where it landed was full of margaritas and draft beer.

They laughed. I apologized.

Isabella?

Had to go out to the car and then come back in and apologize to them.

They loved her and laughed about it even more.

Pretty sure that table was meant to be our new bff's...

14 comments:

Brittney said...

omg.. thats why i quit taking bailey to restaurants with me!! Hes always talking to, peeking over, or something to the people sitting anywhere near us! hahaha good thing they were nice about it though ive had some real A-holes!!

jackie said...

I know what you mean. I've learned not to go anywhere alone with my 4 year old son anymore. He throws tantrums and misbehaves when he goes anywhere with me, UGH!

Crazy Brunette said...

Thats fucking awesome lady!!!

Isabella and my Lucy need to get together... They'd run a fucking muck and there may be no survivors!

Much More Than Mommy said...

Glad the other table was so understanding! Smart move having her come back to apologize -- I probably would have never thought to do that!

Kmama said...

Oh no! Those darn kids. LOL

We've had scenes in restaurants too, and it's terrible. The thing is, I think how you handle it goes a lot further than getting the kid to be quiet/behave.

I've had strangers come up to us and comment on how well we did diffusing a situation. And that feels SO GOOD.

Lindsay said...

oo so glad you had a margarita on the way! Glad the table was able to crack up about the fork.. :-P

blueviolet said...

I am so impressed with you that you had her apologize! Good momma!

Pres. Kathy said...

I know how you feel. Patience is the only thing that can get me through it since I don;t drink!! :-)

Hattie said...

Don't ya just love it when your children have melt downs in public...yeah right! Hmmmmmm, the Presidente. I might have to try that one!

Marketing Gurl said...

omg it gets harder...that is what I get out of this story and I hate to laugh but I am by the way I love the name Isabella and also she will remember the apology for a long time.

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Marketing Gurl said...

Hey Chelle! Thanks for stopping back...I see you are starting a new blog - did I just miss it or am I the first to notice? I saw it is a Winey Mommy Designs...keep me posted. I swear I don't know how you keep up with it all

amanda said...

gotta love public fits :)

Elaine A. said...

Yeah, it was the kind of night where you really NEEDED that margarita!! HA!

Krystyn said...

I could use some bffs like that, too!