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To not talk to ds when out for a meal?

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D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:35:48

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kinkyfuckery Thu 02-Jan-14 17:37:19

If there were 30 of you, how did she know he was your son?

Justforlaughs Thu 02-Jan-14 17:37:33

Think I'm all Mumsnetted out for the day! grin

ClausIsTrulyReal Thu 02-Jan-14 17:38:08

I would have lobbed a bread roll at her reteating back.

He was happy.

Thats what matters.

Bodypopper Thu 02-Jan-14 17:38:15

Just about to write those very same words myself.


D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:39:11

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phantomnamechanger Thu 02-Jan-14 17:40:03

TBH I hate kids on electronics at the table. What happened to conversation?

D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:40:47

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littlewhitechristmasbag Thu 02-Jan-14 17:41:34

How did an 8 year old know that about Winston Churchill and how did the woman know one of the children was your son and you also had two daughters? Something doesn't add up here???

D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:41:53

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BigArea Thu 02-Jan-14 17:42:21

I'd say that in fact she did want to ruin your evening - doesn't say a lot for how much fun she was having if she had so much time to spy on you!

WhoNickedMyName Thu 02-Jan-14 17:42:24

Was he playing on the iPad whilst eating his meal?

If you did only speak to him twice the entire meal then I can see her point tbh, though I would probably just silently. feel very sorry for your DS, I wouldn't approach you about it.

D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:43:13

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marmitecat Thu 02-Jan-14 17:43:22

He was playing on ipad in a restaurant? Yabu for that alone.

vestandknickers Thu 02-Jan-14 17:43:32

I think its very sad to let a child sit and play on a gadget and to have no interaction with anyone else when you're all out for a meal together, but I don't think it was the woman's place to say so to you.

D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:44:10

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D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:45:12

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vestandknickers Thu 02-Jan-14 17:46:08

Reading a book would be just as bad. He was out with other people and should have been encouraged to talk to them, not isolate himself.

Frusso Thu 02-Jan-14 17:46:25

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D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:46:48

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D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 17:47:05

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WhoNickedMyName Thu 02-Jan-14 17:48:17

I treat eating together as a social thing for everyone there. I would feel sorry for him that you didn't really interact with him or involve him in any of the general conversation.

rookiemater Thu 02-Jan-14 17:49:42

I do hate it when people get preachy about other peoples children.

When we take DS out he is allowed to play on his i-pad once we have had our meal. Yes I know we are parents and for that reason we should either a) bolt our food down in the half hour attention span that DS has for a meal or b) have brought him up much better so he appreciates erudite conversation.

Reminds me of when we were in Tenerife at one of our favourite restaurants, it was quite late and we'd had a full on day at the water park so DS was on the i-pad as the restaurant service wasn't fast. An older couple came up to congratulate us on how quiet our DS was and how they couldn't even tell there was a child in the restaurant, cue cat bum faces when I showed them he had been playing on his tablet grin.

plantsitter Thu 02-Jan-14 17:50:15

Rude and nosey lady. Ignore.

The people complaining about ipads at the dinner table presumably never want to eat their own dinner and chat to a friend at the same time. Fancy being so self-centred.

HavantGuard Thu 02-Jan-14 17:51:39

It's different to a book because parents can't brag that their DC is very advanced at Lego Batman for his age and the school keep having to find him harder games.

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