Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
It is not the responsibility of restaurants to help parents teach their kids how to behave when they are eating out as a family.
Still … I thought the idea that a restaurant in the Midwest came up with was kind of cool.
Mostly, because I am sure that I could get my mommy and daddy a discount whenever we go out to eat.
The restaurant gave a 10% discount for well-behaved children.
I am always a good girl in restaurants. Well, almost always.
Daddy and mommy talk to me a lot at the restaurant. They ask me about school, my friends and stuff.
If I get bored waiting, daddy will play a quiet game with me. Like football or pick up sticks.
Football is played by sliding a quarter back and forth across the table. Pick up sticks can be done with toothpicks.
We can draw pictures. Mommy is a really good drawer. Georgie, too! Daddy can’t even write his name very well.
Sometimes we look at pictures on Daddy’s phone. There’s a new Disney movie coming out – Frozen. And Maleficent.
Or we can do some research on Daddy’s phone. He tells me the background stories to the princesses for example.
Or we can go to the buffet table together and daddy will help me help myself.
I am not a bad girl at the restaurant. I wonder if I can help mommy and daddy save money, too.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.