With Mothers' Day coming up this weekend, every restaurant in town will be full, and I have a thing to say.
Parents, if you are loading up Grandma and the kids to go to Luby's or Carino's, or wherever, please make the kids leave the Gameboys and DS's at home.
I know you let the kids take their toys in order to keep them well-behaved, but consider this.
As much as you might not like to think about it, Grandma might not be with you next year. Shouldn't you encourage your kids to appreciate her, and what she has to say, and honour her for Mothers' Day?
Grandmas know a lot, and not just about the past. They know enough not to get on your case, or your children's, for the rudeness of burying their noses in their DS's, but I'm willing to bet that it bothers them.
How about saying, "We're going out for lunch with Grandma, and you are going to behave and be nice, or be in a world of hurt!"
Let's demand a little respect from our kids, instead of going for the easy way. I refuse to give the kids a pass for just showing up.