Tuesday, April 08, 2008

How you entertain your kids during meal time?

During dinner outside my house, I just need to prepare something for my kids - entertain them while I enjoy my food. Otherwise, I won't have peaceful meal. I don't know, both of them just won't sit long enough to really enjoy the food or maybe, since young, they are not trained to sit and finish the food.

My hubby always comment: "I just don't know what I have eaten"....everytimes, if we went out for dinner at food court, etc.....cause he has to eat pretty fast and when is my turn, he has to entertain both of his princes....or feed them while he eat.

But, last weekend, while we eat at steamboat restaurant which using porridge as their 'soup'(very nice and yummy ler), I have well prepare some activites for Jona and Iz. Of course lor, eating with relatives ler, so, must show some manners ....

See, Jona just so concentrate on doing some colouring on the book. In earlier day, I have purposely ask Dadi, go and buy magic colour so, he can do some colouring or drawing later on. And, he really behave well. Eat properly and throughout the meal time, he just sitting there without moving around.

For Iz, luckily, my hubby niece give him a 'crystal ball'. It is a tiny ball, which if you add water, it will expand and become pretty big ball - like a size of one cent coin or bigger. And, Iz quite fascinate with it.....but, too bad, it won't last long enough.


I guess, when kid grow up, they will start to behave well during meal time. Definitely not for kid that is below 4 years old, like Iz.......

7 comments:

Wen said...

i understand what u mean. My son wont sit long so now no choice, i let him play PSP. i rather let him play then walking around and being caught by bad ppl or waiters bringing hot food n spill on kids..

chanelwong said...

not easy...Jeriel if hungry..he will sit down quietly...if not..pening..

mybabybay said...

Yeap I give my children a pen and a notebook. They entertain themselves while I have a peaceful meal.

MamaJo said...

Wen: PSP? I want to buy for Jona too, but, hubby keep stopping me from buying it. I'm eyeing on Portable PSP...ha,ha

Chanelwong: Ha,ha...but, guess soon you will lagi pening when baby is out....

Mybabybay: Everytimes same thing? They ok? Not my kids wor...need to change one...must be new thing

Mummy to QiQi said...

last time when qiqi was younger, we also eat no taste one...now that she knows how to enjoy food, or at least she dare not go down from her chair (as we tell her there are people who catches children), so we actually could eat in peace. But Jo, not for long anymore when the boys arrive, ARRGGHHH!!!!!!!!

Sasha said...

we bring crayons and a book for jayden to scribble. At least now we know what we're eating and wont rush like mad.

MamaJo said...

Mummytoqiqi: Don't worry too much lar...soon you got maid to assist you mah....

Sasha: Wow, at least, he will sit and scribble....Iz just prefer to have food compare to paper/pen :P