Thursday, September 13, 2007

Special Consideration For Our Three Year Old

Since having our daughter, I have noticed that we get special services at restaurants, some stores and banks. The staff seems to help us more, offer us quicker service, and, sometimes also provide crayons or some snacks.

At casual and upscale dining restaurants, I am particularly thankful for the extra service since children can get restless when sitting for long periods. Our daughter will be well behaved for about 45 minutes in these establishments. I will typically give a 25% tip for the extra service when we are with our three year old daughter, even though she is usually very well behaved. For us, a good tip is well worth it since our alternative would have been to leave her at home with babysitter when we go out to eat. I prefer to have her join us since it helps develop social skills, both hers and ours :-)

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Photo Credit:, Mary Thorman

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