Tonight my husband and I decided to take Henry out to dinner with us. Unlike my last dinner out with Henry, when he was too distracted to eat, this night looked more promising. The restaurant was fairly empty, and we had plenty of room to spread out. I also remembered to bring our adhesive tabletop placemats for Henry, so it was easier to put out food for him without Henry pulling everything right off the table.
Henry was perfect. He was well-behaved and he ate everything we put in front of him (veggie omelet and French toast). He even allowed us to eat somewhat peacefully. And then it happened...while he was eating, he looked up to admire the cool lighting fixture. Then he started choking/coughing, and the next thing we knew he was throwing up all over his placemat. When he was done, he was totally unfazed and went back to playing and waving at the few people around us. I can't say we were as nonchalant - having someone puke at your table can really put a damper on the meal. But, we did learn a valuable lesson...expect the unexpected, and always ask for extra napkins.
Happy and (mostly) healthy eating!