To be honest, this entire episode made me uncomfortable. If the contestants were, on the whole, a bit older, I might feel differently, but quite honestly, I thought this was a little too much pressure to put on a bunch of 8-12 year olds. I have no problem putting kids to the test but putting them in an actual restaurant, putting them in an environment they have never been in just seemed a bit much to me.
I hate the idea that when a kid cries or pouts, he is deemed a whiner. That makes me really sad. My guess is if that if Reid was a girl, it would have been “okay” but since he’s a boy he has to toughen up. I love that he has shown all the emotion he has and it’s probably taught him to be stronger by the adults supporting him when he is struggling instead of shaming him.