gkanai: Yikes, I've been avoiding "Joyfull"s like the plague. I hope it doesn't come down to that. Most places we've brought my son have been happy to have him so far, even asking where he was/being disappointed not to see him when we've gone back without the baby.
prasantrin: I hadn't seen Blue Lotus' blog. Thank you, for many reasons, for pointing me in her direction!
My husband and I are military, and we have lived in Sasebo one year, but in that time I have been pregnant (my food aversions were to all Asian food! Most inconvenient) and had a baby, and so am only now really able to get out and about. I'm afraid I don't know too many local people.
I'm looking to expand our horizons -- we already have a few places we go to (Kyuu on Kashimae pier, a tempura place just off the arcade, Kanae sushi near saki town, and Sushi Cafe SaSa also in saki town). Does anyone here have suggestions? (Suggestions nearby in Hirado, Ureshino, etc also welcome.)
I also wonder if someone could tell me about baby etiquette -- as our son gets older, more curious, and more prone to screaming while happy, we try to leave him with a baby sitter if we go out to dinner. However, I don't see many kids out in general ... is it just not done to bring a reasonably well-behaved child to, say, a ramen joint for lunch? (Kiddo, 5 months old, avoids the grabbing and happy shrieks if he's reasonably well-stimulated, rested and fed before we go out) We've accidentally wandered into a (mostly-deserted) izakaya place thinking it was yakitori and they were quite polite about everything, but it would seem discourteous of us to go back.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!