Last night DH and I, and the boys, went to the local Crimson Crustacean seafood place for dinner. I drove straight from work, and he met me there with our boys, who are 4 and 6.
I was seated for about 10 minutes before they got there, and about 5 minutes in, a table of two ladies was seated in the booth right behind us. They were talking somewhat loudly, and one lady had a really obnoxious, grating voice.
Anyway, DH and the boys come walking around the corner to our table, and the lady immediately groaned loudly, said, "Oh, GREAT." and picked up her drink and menu and walked to another table halfway across the restaurant, shooting us dirty looks the whole time.
Let me be clear, I am not one of those moms who thinks everything my boys do is pweshus and can't bear to tell them no. I do my best to keep them in line in public, and they are usually pretty well behaved, age considered. That being said, I understand the desire for a quiet kid-free atmosphere at dinner.. heck, I long for it myself sometimes. So it didn't offend me that she wanted to move to a quieter table, but it really bothered me that she made the reason and her disdain for the boys so glaringly obvious. She didn't even give them a chance to misbehave (which they didn't) before deciding they would ruin her dinner.
Is there anything that I could have said, or is this a case of "don't engage the crazy"?