My husband Uwe Boll and I own the Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver. Having three small children and a restaurant is very challenging. I am normally there in the day, and my husband goes in the evenings. My three-year-old son Walter often plays “I am busy game.” He takes all his toys and tells me, “Mom, I am busy and have to go to the restaurant.” For a long time he didn’t understand what the “restaurant” was, but knew we always went there.
Out of respect for our customers, I rarely bring the children to the restaurant. A lot of customers come with very well-behaved children. However, mine are not so great at sitting down, and not running around and destroying a place! With an upscale dining restaurant with people enjoying tasting menus, the last thing I want is the children to be loud and ruin their experience.
Last week I decided to bring the kids to the restaurant early for dinner. I wanted to see if they were getting old enough to enjoy the food and sit through a meal. While my back was turned, they ran out the door and made funny faces through the windows at the guests arriving!