How often do you go out to eat?

United States
March 3, 2007 4:07pm CST
Do you eat out often? We always eat out on the weekends because we are so busy doing things, no one feels like cooking. We usually get take out food once or twice a week as well. After working all day, sometimes it is just an easier choice.
3 responses
@quispy (572)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I rarely get a chance to eat out. I have 3 boys and alot of times it is just trying on my nerves to eat in a restuarant with them. I expect them to behave and if they don't, I will end up getting my and whoever is causing problems, dinner packed and we will wait in the car until the others have finished. I know that this is the right thing to do, and as I haven't had to do this in a long time, I know it is working. However, little things do bother me, and I am always concerned with how the other diners view us. I know that when I do get to go out without the kids, I don't want to sit and listen to whining kids. So I am very concious of that. Hoever, we are going to go out next weekend with them, to the Cheesecake Factory. We'll see how that goes! We do get takeout about 3 times a month.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
you should really read my response to another question... you have a right to eat out even if your kids are with you. I worry about how my kids behave too, but not to the point that it ruins my night. As long as you are not in some fancy upscale "couples" restaurant, the people should really understand that kids will be kids.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
My kids are older, I only have 1 still living at home and he's 16. But I do remember the days when they were little and we would go out to eat. They usually were pretty good. But there were times I wished the food would hurry up and get here! LOL.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
6 Mar 07
We don't eat out often-- Usually 1 time a week.. Most of the times it is ordering pizza... I try to plan meals for the week ahead on sundays. It's easier to do this. Eating in saves money and also is much healthier. We sometimes eat out on the weekends (1 night)-- to break up the cooking at home. Usually we try to stick to making it at home.
• United States
6 Mar 07
When we order takeout, pizza is usually our 1st choice too.
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
3 Mar 07
usually Friday & Saturday we get take out from somewhere. Payday on Friday..no one wants to cook. We don't always have weekends off. I work 6 days on 2 days off..my off days vary every week. My husband works 3 on 2 off, 3 off 2 on..it's strange, but we still only eat out on the weekends !!
• United States
4 Mar 07
My husband is at a new job now and his days off vary each week also. Today he got done at 6pm and we went over to Chili's for dinner. I think everyone else in our town had the same idea cause the place was sooo busy, but the food was good!