It didn't help that Jet's so picky, it's HARD to find things he'll eat, so when they dropped his egg rolls in front of someone else and they got devoured, I made absolutely sure that his scallion pancakes landed in front of him, not the other hungry kids. And everyone was like "What's THAT?" Hee.
Jet was pretty pleased by that.
The guys in the suit actually went up on each other shoulders to get up to the "goodies". And then the dragon spit out the lettuce to squeals from all the kids. That was pretty cool.
They were in the hallways, and it's always... amusing to watch a non-parent panic when they see a kid zig-zagging in front of them, but less amusing when the person is carrying a huge tray of food. I started grumping at the kids, and told them to get out of the way, but they just don't have the experience to understand when they are IN the way... so it got kind of frustrating.
But our waitress was great. She was patient, spoke up once or twice, and managed to get through it all without spilling anything, stepping on anyone, or making anyone else cry or crying herself. I was pretty impressed, and realized that all the parents were when we all tipped. She came back, a little dazed, and told us it was pretty much half of what we'd paid for th bill, and asked us, "Are you sure you don't want some of this back?"
We all looked at her and grinned. "No, you keep it, you dealt with us being complete idiots on so many levels..."
She nearly cried at that, but she'd been like a saint for us. So we were all happy. "Happy New Year," I said, and she echoed it back.