I mean ordering for your child that is 4 or under? I have a 2.5 yr old and whenever we dine out we get given the kids menu too and I never order from it. I just take some off my and dh plate and put on his bread plate for him to eat.
Is this stingey? Some waiters make comments like oh did he eat before he came? I feel so embarrassed like I am just a tight a for not buying him a meal but when they are $15 I just think its such a waste...
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04-10-2014 17:10 #1Senior Member
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Do u order kids meals at restaurants?
04-10-2014 17:40 #2
Depends what we are ordering. If we know one of us (or both) are having something the kids will eat, then we will share. Sometimes I will order 1 kids meal to share between our 2 (2.5 yrs and 1.5 yrs) or just an entree of something they like. Other times I will have food for them from home and we will order just for ourselves.
04-10-2014 17:40 #3
Our daughter is 1 and we do order for her, only because she loves her food and tbh I don't think portion sizes are big enough for all 3 of us to be satisfied. Only exception to this is when the menu is filled with junk fried stuff so we then order side veggies for her and give some of our protein
04-10-2014 17:42 #4
When DD was that age she either ate some of what we were having, we might order a side if steamed veg or we would order soup for her. She didn't start getting into nuggets and chips until she was about 3.5 so no point spending $10+ on a meal she wouldn't eat.
She's 6 now and sometimes wants a kids meal, sometimes the soup or steam veg and chips.
04-10-2014 17:44 #5Senior Member
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04-10-2014 17:47 #6
I use to order a kids meal each time buy my son never finished them and we'd both be full from our meals and I hate wasting food so I'll take leftovers home. I stopped doing that though. I just make sure it's something he'll eat and give him some. How rude of the waiter to ask that question. What business is it of theirs?! Even kids meals are sometimes too big for my son!
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04-10-2014 17:50 #7
Depends where we go (not that we go out much anyway). Dd3 (2 years) we normally order from the kids menu but she still picks at stuff on our plate too. If some where like sizzlers though she just shares with us.
Dd2 (4 years) always gets her own meal.
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04-10-2014 17:55 #8
Depends where we go. DD is 3 and we will order a kids meal if it's not just junk otherwise we'll get her an entree or meal from the regular menu. I hate that kids meals are so often just fried rubbish.
04-10-2014 17:57 #9
I Wouldn't at that age, happy to share as they don't eat much! even now when we go out we only order 1 kids meal & they share and they 6 & 4! Except when it's kids eat free!
04-10-2014 17:58 #10
But the kids menu is usually awful! Fried food or spaghetti. Even at decent restaurants. I've never been to a very good restaurant with DS as I wouldn't bother taking him at this point, he's too little and would ruin the experience for me although he is getting better now with sitting patiently.
Restaurants need to up the ante when it comes to kids menus big time!
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