Going out to eat with a 17 month old is not fun. She usually wants to eat right away, so somewhere between placing our order and receiving adult food, she has already finished her meal and wants out of her high chair…immediately. One of us winds up walking her around, outside the restaurant while the other one eats alone. It’s a pretty sad scene.
To keep Stella better entertained, the other night I decided to bring along iPad 2 to the restaurant. It worked like a charm! We played until the food came, and then we all ate together. It was also interesting to see the iPad juxtaposed with diapers and wet naps in her diaper bag. I call it the “diapad,” as in, “Don’t forget to grab the diapad.”