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Did You Trade Dine In For Takeout After Having Children?

Couples may enjoy white tablecloths and candlelight before baby, but after becoming parents hearing that there's an hour-long wait at a hot eatery isn't as enticing. Getting food to go allows mom and dad the chance to eat their favorite entrees without any of the worry of entertaining their tots during the experience or public mid meal meltdowns. Once you had children did you table your reservations and turn to takeout more often?

EvieJ EvieJ 4 years 45 weeks
It depends on what day of the week it is. If we're feeling lazy during the week, we get a take away as we don't get home until 6 (me) and 7 (husband) and our daughter goes to bed at 7.30. On the weekends, we like to go out to eat. Like Eat Your Greens says, I think it's one reason our daughter is so well behaved and likes such a variety of foods. She's 13 months old and loves to sit at the table and try new things.
4 years 45 weeks
We take our 2 1/2 year toddler out to eat all the time. I think she's so well behaved in restaurants because we do it so often that she knows how to behave and what to expect. She loves trying new food and knows that she'll get to have some sort of 'fun drink' like cranberry juice right away. She went to her first restaurant when she was 2 weeks old, so it's just what we do. I love eating out with her and exposing her to new food. At 12 months she was eating thai food, indian food, california rolls etc..