Dining out with your little one can be incredibly challenging. Especially if they’re still an infant, it can be really tough to get your child or grandchild’s behavior under control. It’s when they start screaming and crying at the top of their lungs and you earn disapproving looks from other people in the restaurant that you begin to question if it was a good idea to go out.
While your child’s mood might be uncontrollable at times, it is certainly possible to teach them some proper dining etiquette (napkin on lap, “please” and “thank you”, etc). There was a family in particular who instilled these respectful manners into their child before setting out to a sushi restaurant.
The Welsh Family ventured out to Carino Sushi with their 1-year-old and received quite the surprise for their child’s respectful table/dining manners. Upon receiving their bill for the dinner, they realized that the restaurant knocked off $5 for their “well-behaved kid.”
The couple was incredibly shocked, surprise, and happy, and so they posted a photo of the bill (emphasizing the discount) and the photo went viral in no time. Many people were reaching out to the family to compliment their parenting skills and being able to instill a respectful nature in their child at such a young age.
Toshi Carino is the restaurant owner and said that all children are welcome in his restaurant. He also said that well-behaved children will be appreciated and encouraged for the good values and behaviors that their parents instill in them.
While the couple did say that the restaurant was not the most child-friendly place as they did not have an area to place strollers, the couple had always gone to that sushi restaurant before having their daughter. With this being said, they continued on the tradition of visiting their favorite restaurant even after they had their baby. Some restaurants are just worth it!
The couple revealed that on days when their daughter, Evie, is particularly fussy, they do tend to stay home to avoid any issues when dining out.
Mrs. Welsh did say that while it can be a chore sometimes for parents to eat out with their kids, it was very nice that the restaurant gave them a little appreciation award for managing.
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