Stop asking your kids what they want at the restaurant

itwasTuesday

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Oct 30, 2017
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Okay Tommy, 1 through 10. Pick a number now or youre going to bed hungry. Hurry.
Uh uh uh
I already ordered. Sorry son, maybe tomorrow.
 

joecanada

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Oct 28, 2017
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Canada
I was for a while

Now I'm a hungry guy in a restaurant behind several tables of families who are allowed to be the center of the universe while apparently I can't be. Scoff, unbelievable.
Lol I like this better than your op. Kids often are the center of the universe though because they actually haven't learned properly the concept of other people. So they do exist in a me,me universe . But you have to teach them out of it gradually not yank them from their reality
 

Asakim

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Oct 27, 2017
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Growing up I had an Aunt like this. Same thing every time at burger places which is the only place she would ever take any of us. Whatever the smallest hamburger was and well done.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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We're living in an age where "order your kid a variety of things so they don't just get bland kids menu food" is a controversial take

The average kid is not going to venture outside grilled cheese and chicken fingers if you leave them to their own devices
 

CarpeDeezNutz

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Oct 27, 2017
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I already know what my kids will and won’t eat but I still let them have some options. I’d really like them to be more food adventures but just like they mom they stick to the same food choices lol.
 

GKSilKamina

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just take a sack of chicken nuggets wherever you go, OP. When you find some indecisive kid at a restaurant just dump some nuggets in front of them, problem solved.

Maybe carry a canteen filled with mac 'n cheese too.
 

RBH

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Nov 2, 2017
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The world is falling down around you and this is the most pertinent issue on your mind? A parent asking their child what they want to eat at a totally different table, far away from you and your business?

Check your shit, my man.
For real

Why can’t you people be normal
 
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Just take a sack of chicken nuggets wherever you go, OP. When you find some indecisive kid at a restaurant just dump some nuggets in front of them, problem solved.

Maybe carry a canteen filled with mac 'n cheese too.
See this is where this thread should've gone and instead we've got the Battered Dads Union raining down lmao
 

gutshot

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Oct 25, 2017
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We ask our kids what they want before the server gets there and then order for them when the server arrives. Best combination of giving the kids choices and not wasting our servers' time.
 

shnurgleton

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sorry dog but this topic is weird and dumb, there is no way to be helpful in this exceedingly stupid case unless a mod locks and kills this thread which is just an outlet for you to complain about not being served immediately at a restaurant

Think resetera could dominate in a pettiness olympics
 

DBT85

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Oct 26, 2017
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Is being extremely time-inefficient part of giving your kids some choices
As an actual parent, if you want time efficiency then you don't have children.

Giving them choices is important. If you can't understand why then it's best you;'re more worried about your own time efficiency.
 

BuckRogers

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Apr 5, 2018
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The kids choosing their own meals had no real bearing on the timing here. Have them choose early, communicate that to the server at the same time as the parents' order, problem solved.

But I don't think that's actually your problem, considering how upset you are about parents being "pushed around" by kids.
 

thewienke

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Oct 25, 2017
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I always thought you should just give them like, 3 choices? They still get to choose and it should be easier.

Shit my wife and I play that game ourselves trying to figure out dinner. One person picks 3 places and the other person picks one of the 3. No bullshit choices that the other hates though.