Last night we went to a restaurant. This is something we do not do very often and was a special treat.
We went to Los Potrillos in Santa Fe, the address is 1947 Cerillos Rd. For those familiar with the area it is on the northwest side of Cerillos Rd about two blocks east of St. Micheals Dr. It has excellent food, and we previously found that most Fridays there is live music. My wife had a Tamale de Cazuela which was wonderful. My whatever-it-was burrito was great. The chips are provided with three choices of sauce, one of which is avacado based. All three are excellent. The only down side to the restaurant is the size. It does not seat very many so calling ahead to make a reservation is wise. The servers and other staff are very friendly and attentive but since it is usually full they are in a hurry. They get my vote for the best restaurant in the area.
Anyway, our kids are not used to eating in front of others. They are taught to act courteous and have good manners but it is different in front of others. About half way through our meal, our youngest decided he would scream in response to something he did not like. He refused to calm down so I took him out to the car and buckled him into his seat. After nearly 8 minutes of screaming, I tried to talk to him again. He was not a happy camper and was not about to calm down. I then called my wife and let her know I would not be returning, she talked to the little guy over the phone and the change in parent calmed him down. We went back in and started eating. Not very long after my second bite an older couple sitting not to far from us finished and as they were leaving the fellow said, "You have four very well behaved children. If I had kids like that I would take them out to eat every night." I take that as a compliment and other than the little guy's meltdown they had all done very well. It was nice to have the external validation though.