Mimi’s Knows Babies

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Having dinner out comes with a bit of hesitation lately. We never know how junior is going to behave. His flirtatious ways have done well by him so far but his high octave range could get us kicked out of some establishments for sure.

One night we decided to chance it. In a last minute decision, we rolled into Mimi’s Cafe. We really like the place and it seems to be at least somewhat kid friendly. Every time we go there is a child in there making noise so it’s a good fit! When we sat down and got the little man settled in his high chair, the waitress handed him some crayons. We handed him the paper to begin to color and he let us know he was not having any of that. Great. He was being cranky and we thought “uh oh, here we go”.

I usually have anything you can think of to keep him occupied but, because it was a last minute dinner – not so much. So, I reach in the diaper bag for his bib and realized I’d left it at home along with snacks and silverware. Yeah, I rock. I told my husband I didn’t have the bib and the waitress overheard and offered to bring me one. I was happy about that. I thought that was helpful of her. Then she continued and asked if I’d like some Cheerios for my son? Uh, yeah. So she came back with the supplies and the little guy could not have been happier. He created an activity out of the crayons, sugar packets and the pencil holder that was on the table. It kept him very busy.

Then, they brought his food out first. We were able to feed him before we got our food. That meant that we wouldn’t have to eat our food cold. Love that! We enjoyed a great dinner with our son where everyone was happy and there were no meltdowns to be had. My guess is that Mimi’s Cafe is more family-friendly than I thought or our waitress was a rock star! Mimi’s is definitely on our list of places to go with baby.

Just so you know, I wasn’t asked to do this post by anyone. We just really enjoyed our experience there and I wanted to share.

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18 Responses to Mimi’s Knows Babies
  1. Optimistic Mom
    September 6, 2011 | 8:03 am

    That is so awesome! Cheerios? Wow! They really do know babies. Wish there was a Mimi’s around when my son was that age…. I searched for one in my area but not so lucky. πŸ™

    Thanks for sharing, I am sure parents in the area would love this place.

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:51 pm

      yeah, they sure surprised me.

  2. kita
    September 6, 2011 | 8:21 am

    It’s so hard to take kids out I am glad they were accommodating a lot of food places are not. He looks so cute and happy

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:51 pm

      other places tend to give us the side eye! he was a very happy little man!

  3. Natalie
    September 6, 2011 | 10:35 am

    I’m so glad you had a calm dinner out with little man! I have had really good experiences with my boy at Mimi’s. Glad to hear you do too!

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:52 pm

      they rank pretty high with us for dinner’s out now.

  4. Amber
    September 6, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Hi five to Mimi’s! I enjoy their food so hopefully the one near our house offers the same kind of service!

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:53 pm

      they totally rocked it.

  5. Laura@Catharsis
    September 6, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    That is great! I know what you mean about worrying you’ll get kicked out of establishments. It’s nice when you can finally find a place where you feel comfortable. Makes leaving the house with your little ones a lot less hectic and worrisome!

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:54 pm

      yes! it can be so stressful worrying when he’ll have an outburst or lose his baby marbles.

  6. Glamamom
    September 6, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    Going out with the little guy is a risk for us too these days. We’re always pleasantly surprised when he behaves. Keeping them busy is key! Glad you had an enjoyable experience. I’m certain you deserve it.

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:55 pm

      thanks! the busier he is – the better!

  7. Jessica
    September 6, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    That sounds like an awesome place to eat out. It’s always such a hassle for me to go out to eat with my youngest because she never behaves.

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:55 pm

      he can be so hot and cold these days. you just never know which baby you’re gonna get. πŸ™‚

  8. blueviolet
    September 6, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    They sure know what they’re doing!

    • Cam
      September 6, 2011 | 10:56 pm

      oh yea, i’m guessing this wasn’t their first time at the rodeo!

  9. Baby Shopaholic
    September 7, 2011 | 9:04 am

    It is so tough eating out with kids. P wants to get out of the high chair and then she always manages to run into the kitchen at every resturant. I don’t take her unless I have Mister!

    • Cam
      September 7, 2011 | 9:51 pm

      ha! why is she running in the kitchen? i wouldn’t EVEN attempt it these days if the hubs wasn’t rolling too!

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