Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Frikken Parenting

Being a mother, you tend to forget that not everyone has gained the same knowledge and skills that you have during your years (or months) of motherhood.  While my sister was here visiting, we went out to eat on several occasions and I had to share some of my parenting sense with her (she's 19 and not so experienced with handling kids) and I realized that I should include some parenting tips in my blog to share with all you non-mothers (and veteran mothers, too!).

Dining With Frikken Kids

  • Do NOT sit at the bar.  If you have more than one child like I do, sitting at a booth is much more convenient for you.  Otherwise, if one kid acts up you'd have to reach all the way over or get off your seat in order to smack them upside their head discipline them. 

  • ALWAYS order pre-cooked food.  Unless you sit your kids right in front of the stove at home while you cook, stay away from those 'cook it yourself' dishes.  Trust me, it's much more convenient - and isn't that what dining out is about?

  • NEVER open the toy before they eat their meal.  Otherwise, you just wasted $4.00 on a toy that'll probably not even make it out of the car.  But hey, if you got money to blow, then by all means.  YOLO!

  • DON'T order what they want.  Order what they'll eat.  Kids (especially my girls) always want to act more grown up so they try to order bigger meals or new things that they think they'll like and it ends up going to waste.  Save your money and just get the Mac & Cheese!  If you want them to try something new, make it.  You'll be able to show off your culinary skills while saving money by making smaller portions - just in case they don't like it! 

  • REMEMBER to keep calm.  If your kids don't have the best table manners yet, it's okay.  Kids will be kids.  Be patient with them...Unless they're climbing the table and going absolutely cray - then it's okay to smack them upside their head discipline them.
 Not sure if I'll make this a 'thing' yet, so let me know what you think!

Are you a mother?  What tips would you add to this list??

♥ Duckie.


  1. No, raw food is NEVER a good idea with kids!

    Following you from the aloha Friday blog hop! Love your About Me section!

  2. LOL! I'm about the same age as your sister. I'm sure these tips will come in handy a while from now... I'll enjoy sitting at the bar and going to KBBQ... while it lasts :P

  3. Haha this is hilarious! All wonderful tips that are so very true!

  4. These are great tips and even though I dont have any kids I watch my friends with their daughters and all these things are very important!!

  5. I don't have kids yet - but this is great advice for when I take my cousins out!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    The Hartungs Blog


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