It isn't very often that we hear compliments of our children's behavior when out in public. At least not from someone that isn't family. So last night when we were out eating pizza at a local restaurant, it was nice to hear the waitress say as she came to take our bill, "Your children are very well behaved."
Mike and I exchanged looks and told her thank you, but it really is true. For 2 and 5 they are usually well-behaved and polite. They say please and thank you without prompting, and sit relatively still and quiet during meals. Of course a lot of it has to do with us keeping them actively engaged in other things while waiting. The compliment also happened to come while the kids each had a mint in their mouth.
As we got up to leave, two children left the restaurant happily by climbing under the table, but other than that, there were no major behavior issues. And Nicholas at the ripe old age of 2 told the young high school girl who held the door for us, "Thank you girl."