Dear patrons of Village Pizza,
Did you know that the last two times I took my children to a restaurant other patrons actually complimented their behavior? I swear. Last night was a little different in that my husband wasn't there and we were with another family. And I may have been more interested in talking to the mother of that family instead of keeping my children quiet, but we've been friends since we were 12 and we don't see each other that often.
So anyway, about the kids. They were having a lot of fun talking to each other, you know. They didn't run around or throw things. Not even Hugmonkey. Okay, he did run along the bench seating, but it's not like anyone else was sitting back there. But the other kids stayed in place and talked. I know it was extraordinarily loud, but they were excited. And Hugmonkey didn't scream or pull hair until a few times at the end of the meal. The truth is, you should be very impressed because the girls handled his grabbing and hair pulling so well - they didn't retaliate or even scream.
But the way you all looked at us when we (quietly) left the restaurant makes me think that you don't appreciate how well-behaved the big kids were other than the piping voices and how Hugmonkey could have been so, so much worse. So I'm sorry. Our intention was to go to Darla's Porch, the place with the kids' play area, but it was closed for a private function. If your meal was disrupted, you should really blame them. But I apologize for not making my kids behave to their usual standards.
Though next time you want a quiet meal out, maybe you should choose a place with tablecloths and high ceilings, not a place with tile everything and an area for kids' birthday parties? Just a thought.
Your fellow patron,