Adventures in Drool: Where no baby is welcome

July 4, 2012
Restaurants should plan ahead for small patrons. SOURCE GOOGLE IMAGES

Just a quick bonus blog today droolers. I just wanted to talk a little bit about dining out with baby.

I love taking Droolface to restaurants because at this age, he is well-behaved and easily entertained. I understand later in his life this may not be so true.

As a part-time waitress and a regular restaurant patron, I have seen my share of bad actors - mostly children - disturbing the peace in restaurants. But, for the most part, I do not think children should be banned from restaurants. We just have to hope parents know their own children and know whether the child can handle dinner out or not.

All of that said, I do believe restaurants should be required to provide high chairs for children.

I was aghast when I went to one of my favorite Lewes restaurants and was turned away because they do not provide any sort of seating for children.

Agave on Second Street in Lewes does not want your children. And, as much as it saddens me to say, they will not be getting my business until they at least provide a few high chairs for kids. It is unreasonable to expect that children can sit on regular chairs and it is unreasonable to not even have one high chair kicking around.

What it says is that Agave does not want kids in their restaurant, which to a point I can understand because it is a small space and kids tend to take up a lot of room wherever they go, but, Agave is not fine dining, and therefore it could be foreseen by owners that parents of well-behaved children might want to dine there.

Dear Agave - Please change your ways. I will miss your fish tacos. Sincerely, One Sad Mama.

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    Rachel Swick Mavity, author of the blog, lives with a reformed drooler (Droolface), who at age 3 loves to get muddy, drink homemade smoothies, giggle and flirt with old ladies. Her current drooler (Birdy) enjoys spitting up on work clothes and leaving drool trails as a way of showing her love.

    Mavity previously worked as a journalist for seven years at newspapers from Pennsylvania to Maryland and Delaware. In Sussex County she worked for several newspapers, including the Cape Gazette. She lives in Lewes with her husband, Ryan Mavity, their son, "Droolface," and daughter, "Birdy."