for a mother at a cafe. I have heard and read of comments about stay-at-home mothers fluffing about all day playing and shopping and taking their toddlers to cafes to dine on fine food and beverages. Wow, what a life!
Many cafes are still on holiday here, but we did find the local and lovely Pyrenees French cafe open. Try and find something garish and inexpensive in a French cafe. No cutesy little cupcakes, and alas even the macaroon-makers were still on holiday too.
Children in cafes inevitably get bored, especially if there are no toys, especially if they are disinterested in the food, and expecially if they are forbidden to get off their seat and fool about in close proximity to other diners. Mothers (me) are occasionally forced to turn a blind eye just to regain some sanity and get the coffee down. And not that it happened today, but looks are sometimes shot, more by middle aged women. Older women on the whole are rather lovely, and teenagers are just utterly disinterested in you and your life anyway and won't even notice that you've left the building let alone been there to start with.
Welcome to a part of my day.