babies sleep through meals in a restaurant. almost-4-year-olds do not. they might sleep on the way into them, though. hubster and i took darla to a quite a number of dinners-out when she was a babe. we just did some babywearing and she slept the whole time! i can’t even believe that i once thought toting her along was so much work. we haven’t been doing the restaurant thing very much lately for several reasons but one being that darla is pretty hard to contain these days. it was nice to get back to an old favorite even if darla did wake up at the table and turn the table place card holders into a set of cymbals.