I tried to flake out again this week, but then Heather reminded me this would be the THIRD week in a row, and that I was breaking her heart and becoming one of those unreliable friends that soon she’d start to question my every promise. Alright, maybe it wasn’t that dramatic, but she did say it was the third week I’d be ditching TFT and that I was letting her down if I didn’t post.
So, here goes.
What the hell. I have no ideas! OHH! Here I remember one. This isn’t going to be great, but its something I kind of wanted to get other parents’ opinions on.
When I was driving back home from St. Louis, Porter and I stopped at Arby’s for lunch. Seeing he had been cooped up sitting down in the carseat all day I let him have his own side of the booth and let him stand up on the seat while he ate***. We also sat by the window facing the road so he could watch the "Beeg Trucks" drive by. Arby’s curly fries are a bit greasy, and as you can imagine, an 18month old eating a roast beef and fries is basically a groping grease machine. He’d eat, and then turn to the window, pressing his hands against it while pointing at the "Beeg Trucks". The window by his seat was….. gross. Greasy fingerprints smeared all over. I thought to myself…
Is this normal? Should I scold him and make him keep his hands off the window, or do fast food workers find it normal to clean off the windows after little kids? Should I attempt to clean the window before we leave? What would my blog readers say? (Yes, I seriously thought that last thing).
So… what do you think. What do you do when you have toddlers at fast food place and they want to put their grubby paws on the windows? Is it worth the fight to make them NOT touch it, or is it somewhat acceptable (pending the child’s age).
***Granted, a majority of the time Porter sits in a high chair, but since we had been traveling I was letting him sit in the booth so he could stretch his legs.