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Jedi Mind Trick

12 May
© Wim de Jong, Flickr Creative Commons

© Wim de Jong, Flickr Creative Commons

At 8:00pm, the toddler turned to me and said, “You know, mom, there aren’t any other kids here.”

And she was right. It was prime dinner time on a Friday night, in a Top Chef’s restaurant filled to bustling with people out on the town.

Next to me, my mother-in-law Kristin rocked my sleepy five month old to sleep. My four year munched on the remains of her honey-eggplant fritas, date confit cake, and Dad’s thali plate.

We had reservations for a reasonable 5:30pm, but somehow managed a fairly leisurely multi-hour dining experience with a toddler and infant. I figured I was either stupid, lucky, or brave. I settled on a mix of the three.

Granted, it could’ve went downhill when Continue reading