Dining with the Din of Children
A great idea from a post on Chowhound:
"When a family of six was about to be seated at a table adjacent to a dapper looking young man and his date, after giving us a wink, the fellow tapped the mother of the brood on the shoulder, and said, 'I'm so very sorry, ma'am, but the conditions of my parole don't allow me to be this close to young children. Do you think you could ask for a different table?' The mother hen gathered up her chickadees and all but left rubber as she fled the room."If only I had such nerve (and wit) at a recent restaurant taken over by a couple kids.