But staffers of the restaurant Sogno di Vino in Kingston were so impressed at her children's table manners that they thanked her kids and gave the family of five a bowl of ice cream.
It wasn't until King got home that that she noticed a $4 "well-behaved kids" discount on her receipt to cover the dessert. A friend posted a picture of the receipt on the website Reddit, and the story took off.
King's children are 2, 3 and 8 years old.
King says it's been entertaining to see all the attention her story has gotten, and she plans to dine at Sogno di Vino again soon.