We finally took Ben to a restaurant. Before we had Ben I would not have believed that I would make it over three months without taking him to eat out. But he really was not ready to be in public, considering he would scream any time anyone looked at him.
We took him on a 20 minute car ride, just to see if it really is as smooth now as we thought, and went to Maggiano's. It was a dream! He smiled, charmed the waiters, played with his crayons, and loved the food. No fussiness, no screaming, no tossing things. I am so happy that this was a good experience for all of us. Afterwards we went for a stroll through the mall (in his stroller) and he was smiley and happy. No matter how many tantrums he may have later in the day, I call this day a success!