On three different occasions while eating out on vacation, we had couples actually stop and comment to us on how well-behaved our children were in a restaurant. They were elderly couples. The kind that were taught that children were to be seen and not heard and if you made a ruckus in public, Dad was going to beat your ass with a belt in the bathroom.
I thought to myself, "Are those senior citizens high on crack?"
But after looking around at other children in restaurants and other public places....I realized that they are a pretty good bunch of kids.
Although we did have to super-glue a fork in Leroy's mouth to keep him quiet.
(Okay...I know I dress my kids the same whenever we are in public. Call it a sickness for never having enough matching Hanna Andersson t-shirts. Whatever. It really is a safety thing. If you have more than two kids, I suggest you try it. Especially when you are searching in large crowds for a wee one or on the beach when the surf is crashing in.)