Today we went to Wagamama. We’ve been lots of times over the years but not since baby boy came along. Today, we also acknowledged that we (currently!) have what is commonly known as ‘a good eater’. This will change I’m sure, I’m not so smug as to believe that there won’t be days and perhaps months, and maybe years where he might only want to eat food in the beige-orange spectrum, but for now, he’s a bit of a joy when it comes to food, and many other things.
He’s too little to need a full kids menu meal. But when he is, we’ll definitely come back. We saw several happy families tucking in all around, with no one looking for a more chip-shaped alternative to their meals. Dominic happily shared bits and pieces of Mark’s Seafood Ramen and my Saien Soba – salmon, asparagus, mange tout, beansprouts and tofu mostly. They have great kids chopsticks, we just may have popped a couple of pairs in my bag – relax! they’re disposable bamboo, it’s not like I was taking the good china… I’ve also found a way he’s happy to eat noodles, but its not the baby led weaning way:
When he tries to eat them by hand himself he finds it frustrating as they slip & slide right out out of his grasp/mouth. So I pick some up, eat the excess dangly bit (steady!) and he noms the rest off my chopsticks.
My only quibble relating to the child-friendliness is the highchairs. They’re a nice standard wooden number, but they’re just too low for the tables in the restaurant, given they’ve no trays and the baby does need to be pulled up to the table. It’ll probably be fine by the time he’s about 2, but my guess is whoever ordered the highchairs doesn’t have a baby.
This was also the weekend that Dominic finally properly admitted to himself that he’s a bi-ped. Each little lap of the room/rug today also ended in a big hug for mama. I couldn’t have had a lovelier mothers day. Am more in love with my almost 15 month old than I ever thought possible. Happy Mother’s Day all the mama’s!