“My family always sits together for a family meal.” You will NOT hear that coming out of my mouth. More than once a week and Mark and I would be opening a vein. Why? It’s unpleasant. I remember a few years ago when I was so happy baby Rex settled down for a restaurant meal.
But, it was rare enough that unless we owned the restaurant I didn’t try it much. But, even worse is at home. He throws off his clothes, refuses to eat, starts bugging his sister. Why did I think his development would be on an upward trajectory? Naive again! If he would keep his clothes on I could get that on video too.
I think he actually does better with the pressure of a public situation. It’s just a more expensive alternative.