MIL is having morning tea at a coffee shop for her birthday with a group of her women friends. She wants me to come along and bring my children.
I have no problem with bringing DD (she is almost 5), so she is very good and usually just sits up and eats, drinks (and talks!), but DS is much younger and is at that extremely active age where he won't sit in his stroller unless I'm pushing him around (and even then he can get frustrated).
If I ever try to have 'coffee' with my friends, we have to make it very QUICK...15 minutes tops before DS starts whining and looking to run around and play.
MIL is putting the pressure on - she really wants us there - and I would like to go too, but I know how DS is and he is going to get very restless very fast, and it will be an hour long event, not just a quick drink eat and go, and I'm concerned that he will disrupt the entire morning (there's no other kids going either).
Anyway, long story short, my question is: what do you do with your one year olds when going to coffee shops? Do you go, do your children happily sit for longer than mine, or do you avoid 'going for coffee' knowing that it's just too hard?