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I've got four kids but they were always quiet and well behaved when we went out to eat but I still prefer going to child free restaurants because too many parents don't seem to have control of their kids or they prefer them annoying other people while they enjoy their good .....
My kids never acted up in any restaurant, but I see your point. The last time we ate at IHop, one kid was running all over the restaurant, stopped at different tables and watched people eat, and the parents ignored all of it. The owner knew what this kid was doing, but did nothing about it.
Maybe when that happens the restaurant owner should either throw them out or warn them....
charge a fee for bugging other customers
I have to agree with JD here. My kids were always well mannered when we went out but I have been to places where the kids are screaming and raising hell and the parents did nothing! I left because I enjoy a meal out in peace and quiet!
Parents should be smart about knowing whether their children are ready to be brought to a restaurant. I do feel for parents whose kids act out unexpectedly, but in some cases, the only appropriate option may be to leave. In other cases, though, parents seem to regard their children's behavior as acceptable even when it's clearly disruptive to everyone around them.
Well, all my kids are grown, but Mrs. Budwick and I both enjoy the company of children and probably would not avoid a restaurant simply because children are allowed.
I DO understand the issue though, and I'm perfectly fine with a restaurant that has decided to cater only to adults.
In the interest of full disclosure I should add that we're not big on restaurants anyway - don't often go, and certainly not to fancy places. Applebee's is considered 'high end' on our restaurant radar.
There are good children you will never hear a peep out of. There are others that hit a decibel level while screaming that should be used as a weapon against hostile nations. Apparrently the parents of these children think this is simply normal and appropriate in public. They are also the ones who will stay in the restaurant three times longer than everybody else. I can only imagine what “home” must be like.
dw look for that screaming right around 2pm. Everytime I am in a store you can just about set your watch by the screaming. Likewise is the nightly screaming around 6 pm when people are going out to dinner. We often went out and sat in the bar section just to be sure kids would be elswhere.
I took a 2 year old into a used bookstore
within a minute or so, a tamtrum erupted
pulling books an throwing books the floor
I had her by her buster brown bibshorts
(i'll be right back) told the kid
shutup or I'll feed you to the bears
back in I went, I picked up all the books
the guy said....man I wish more parents were like you
I don't mind kids
those wo don't control their **** trophies
I got a problem with them
have a scent all thier own
if we all used cursive an drove stick shifts
we could cripple a whole generation
sounds like fun
AHAHAHA **** trophies Funny to read but even a simple cat can have babies - no prizes for those who selfishly want more of themselves in this world.
don't compare animals to humans when having children...big difference...you say people are selfish if they choose to have more than one child..Lorraine do you have children? I do.. I have 4 beautiful children I gave birth too, 2 are adults with families of their own..My legacy, they last 2, one is graduating next spring, wants to be a teacher, my youngest graduates the following year, he wants to be an engineer..these children are my secret to life, they will carry on once I am gone. I couldn't be more proud of my children..your calling me selfish for having more children well then your god damn right im selfish and proud of it
No i have no children. not much difference get pregnant pop out an off spring.
it's not all that simple, a little more to all that but you wouldn't know about that
correct - I made the choice to never have kids when I was a kid. Don't see it as noble just a bodily function.
NM you have a kid? It is good you took care of it but what if the kid damaged a one of a kind special edition book? I really think all kids should have the wrist leash if the parent needs to control them pull them back and not so much damage if they are one handed.
my Responsibility until they learn right from wrong
I broke a few windows as kid
wasn't my parents who paid....was me
in more ways then one
my kid took a candy bar from Mike's store (not the name of the store) first I demoralized her, then her **** was taken care of
she never took anything ever again
nor did she do drugs
not a teen prego
holds a degree now
and she's a concealed weapon's permit holder
how's my parenting skills?
not bad I'd say without getting a book with the baby
ya but they would learn stick shifts and most don't want to read anything but texts . just force them to use clocks with hands - that is supposedly beyond them.
Where I work, kids and dogs are allowed and I like that. We don't get kids making problems. They tend to be polite and when we had some runners, no one seemed to mind. If they got in our way, they would apologise, and move out of the way. And actually, others costumers tend to start conversations with the kids. It's pleasant.
The biggest problem I ever had with clients was only with adults. We get a group of farmers now and then to drink and they fill the path every time. Me and the girls have to yell every single time to pass through, because if you just talk, they won't hear you because they're so loud. And sure they move out of the way, but then they move right back to where they were. You do this with heavy plates time and time again,you pick up their glasses that they leave all over the place (when they bar is two steps away), and eventually you just want to throw the plates and glasses at their faces, especially because you have to avoid their arms. I lost count how many times I was almost elbowed passing through.
The worst are the ones that straight up don't want to move at all. I had one of them leaning on the sliding door to behind the bar, and when I tried to open the door, he didn't move. I had to tell him to move out of the way two times because he ignored me the first time. And when I walked out a few moments later, he asked all annoyed "Why did you want to go in the first place? Are you even working?".
We even had others costumers asking us if we're okay, noticing everything, and sometimes speaking for us, because the farmers kept ignoring us. Our Boss had to kick them out once. I hate working when they're here.
Give me kids any day.
Sofia don't you have any big men employees. Have them walk thru the irritating farmers with a table or something every few mins. It ALWAYS WORKS AT MY FAVORITE PLACE. cap lock not yelling
Selfish and ridiculous. Children have a right to eat,too.
So do spider monkeys. And business owners have the right of who they cater to in order to promote a peaceful environment to enjoy a meal.
I had a woman who changed her childs diaper at a restaurant in the booth across from my husband and myself. Disgusting.
OMG that is gross, i can't see the employees allowing that. Most bathrooms have a place for that - if not go to the car or go home!
It was a Chinese restaurant.
hootie seems the asian people are more patient with children. I have seen lots of kids almost trip the servers and they say nothing
Choices are good. Even parents need a break from kids too.
usually parents that want to get away from kids hire a sitter go to a nice place, not expecting to deal with kids running or yelling.
If I go to McDonalds I expect kids to be running around and making noise. If I take my wife to a nice restaurant where I will be spending north of $100 I would like to enjoy a quiet meal without undisciplined kids going crazy. I don't think that unreasonable. These posts are always interesting as people's opinions of how to raise children inevitably come out very strongly. :)
4 y/o was not behaving at a restaurant. Mom talked to him and he agreed to behave and then continued to be loud and naughty. No problem, I slung him over my shoulder and carried out of the place. He howled across the parking lot, into the lobby, into the elevator and down the hallway to the hotel door.
Everyone was looking at me but at my age, I don't care. I just calmly said nap time and they all just gave me a knowing look of agreement.
No child should be allowed to disturb anyone in public - ever. If a restaurant wants an adult only place it is ok with me but they may never get my money.
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