38 thoughts on “Date Night

  1. That’s adorable. Whenever we were seated at a separate table we were still in eye sight. Your parents were very brave. I love the two sticking their glasses to their chin with suction. I use to sport a ring mark on my chin for hours after doing that.

  2. Ah brings back memories. Except we were never out of sight and if we did something that was not polite we got a spanking once we got home. No funny stuff at our table! ;-)

  3. Not what I was expecting! Cute. We have done this with our kids and their cousins. They are so wild together, we just let the wait staff deal with them and leave a big tip. ;) (Not really. They are within sight and they’re pretty good. And they like the independence. And we like not having to listen to their conversations.)

  4. No, never had that, as I was a single child for a way too long time! :) Always sat with mom and dad. But I’m sure you guys have great memories about your “sister dates” :) Their facial expressions are fenomenal!!

  5. HA! I completely forgot that my parents did this. Hm…even a big tip sounds cheaper than a babysitter.

    You are pulling memories out of my archives I didn’t even know I had. That ivy and the partition — could have been the same Chinese restaurant.

    Love the sucky-face thing with the drinking glasses; I still do this with my kids at restaurants. And shoot straw paper at each other. And how to make water come up backward from the straw with a finger. Okay…on second thought, maybe I SHOULDN’T leave them at a separate table.

  6. That is brilliant — we would have LOVED that if my parents had given us our own table and it might have saved them a bundle on babysitters and bribing us to behave when we were home alone with take out pizza.

  7. Ha, I like that. I don’t think my parents ever did that, they kept me and my brothers under close guard.

    Your mum is very stylish in the dress and brown boots, I can see where you got your sense of flair from.

  8. We do this with our kids mainly because there’s 5 of them and we can’t always find a booth/table big enough so we started letting the older 3 sit near by. Now all 5 of them will go sit together somewhere and we’ll sit alone. If there’s space.

    Or we just leave them all home. Our oldest three are 13, 12 and 11 so they watch the younger two who are 7 1/2 and 3. We go out for our anniversary now and sometimes just for a random date night even!

  9. Haha, I’m not sure I ever got seated at another table at a restaurant, but in our home when company was over, yes! I guess my parents didn’t trust me and my brothers very much, which they were probably right to do.

  10. Wow, this immediately time warped me back to my childhood. I’m an only child but every so often either my parents would take me out with some of my friends, or one of my friends parents would take us out. And sometimes we’d get to sit AT OUR VERY OWN TABLE. It was so freaking exciting. And then there was the Kids’ Table at holiday dinners, which was fun too, but it wasn’t nearly as glamorous as having your own table or booth at a restaurant.

  11. I love the date cartoon!! We would SO do that, just so we could talk…to each other!!! Date nights are so important and this year, we hope to get them on the calendar a little more!!!

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