Maybe that is their way of starting the day. I remember being on vacation and Dad would still read his newspaper, Sis would be a grump (not a morning person), Mom would be thinking, so I brought a book to the table. Dad objected, I pointed out he was reading the paper, he agreed. The spring we had to move out of our house due to black mold repairs we did the same every day in the hotel restaurant for 2 months.
I picked up Loren and Brett one day over spring break. We went to Ihop. After we ordered, I pulled out my Ipad and showed them a couple of different activities we could go do - they voiced their opinions and we set our day. Once the food arrived we talked. After I finished and they were finishing/waiting for check, I got out the IPad again to check traffic and figure out the best place to park and walk from to go to 3 different venues. This woman at the next table stage whispered her disapproval of me paying more attention to my device than the kids. I laughed and walked on.
I'm sure she would have a fit if she saw us get in the car. I turned on my hot spot gave Loren her Ipad, Brett his Nook, started my podcasts (audio only) on my phone, and then started the GPS App (the podcast play through). There are those that say I gave up a perfect opportunity to talk with the kids. Except I don't talk to people when I'm driving in Houston rush hour traffic. I love the fact they are entertained, and not trying to talk to me. Brett is usually asleep 15 min into any drive, so Lauren is can't talk/play with him. The only problem now is they bug their parents to put on their hot spot. (They don't have one).