If you have children then you are well aware of how difficult it is to go out and eat. It is even more difficult when you have twins. Especially when you are on vacation. But it is possible to survive at any restaurant with twins. This article is a survival guide for parents when dinning out on vacation. You may think that it is pretty common sense but when you are dealing with twins you really do need a step by step process or guide to follow. There are some parents who just do not know what they need to do in order to have a peaceful meal while on vacation.
The first thing that you will need to do is pack some snacks, and a few large bibs. Most restaurants do not provide any children’s bibs like they used to. This will help to keep you kids from getting too messy. You may be wondering why I should pack snacks when we are going out to a restaurant. Well as you know it may take a while for them to bring your order, including the appetizers. So if you have a one or two cookies for them too much on it will help to keep them occupied. Another suggestion is to have them look at their own menu and decide what they want. Most restaurants have children’s menus that have sections you can color, and they usually will supply you with some crayons. You may however want to pack a few crayons in your own bag just in case. Speaking as a mother who knows, it may be a good idea to separate them. This will help to avoid little arguments that often occur between siblings, especially when they are out in public. Point out some of the things that are different from the restaurants at home. If possible you could ask them to seat you in a booth this way one child can sit next to you and the other can sit next to your husband. This way you can both keep them occupied with different things around the restaurant. Also make sure that you take the time to order appetizers, they usually come a lot quicker than the main course and will definitely serve as a great distraction for you little ones. Once you have placed your order you should ask if anyone has to use the restroom. This way once the food comes to the table you will not have to worry about taking them. It would be wise for one of you to take them one at a time.
One the food finally does come make sure that your children’s food is cut up just the way they like. You should always make sure that you get them settled and comfortable first, so that you can enjoy your food. If they finish eating before you do, why not let them try something from your plate. Or another option is to let them start picking what they want for dessert. The key to enjoying your time at a restaurant with your twins is to keep them occupied at all times. For additional information on twins you can visit the following websites: www.twinsmagazine.com, www.ehow.com.