No kids permitted???

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Registered: 08-25-2000
No kids permitted???
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Tue, 08-02-2011 - 5:24pm

I know we've talked about this a bit here lately, but it seems like this is becoming more and more of an issue.

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 10:23am

I think the kids do need to learn how to behave in a restaurant, movie, or where ever so I don't like the banning idea. I think it's up to the discretion of the owner to allow people under 12 into their place of business though.

My mom, sister and I went to a Mexican restaurant the other night and it was by no means fancy but we were seated directly across from (it looked like) two couples with one child each - both about the same age, in highchairs. The little girl was fine but the little boy cried (loudly) the entire time we were there. It was a miserable experience and we probably should have complained about it but it was hard enough to communicate there in the first place. The entire staff was mostly Spanish/Mexican decent and didn't totally understand English. They had an appetizer section on the menu and they also had 'a la cart' items - guess where the sour cream was located - and the jalapeños...

So, anyhow, I don't think it's the kid's fault! I think the parents should be banned ;-)


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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 1:58pm
I have no issue with no kids at certain things. I can see no kids at a nice reception, at $50-70 a plate, even for the kids' nuggets meals! Plus as a parent, it is nice to get away. Have we missed things when the kids were little, sure. but that is OK too. I can see no kids after 8 pm in the movies, or at certain restaurants, etc... I wish they had a no kid time at the mall or grocery store! Some of these kids are brats!! I know most kids are fine, but some just are awful!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 7:47pm

I was once at an expensive restaurant celebrating either my birthday or anniversary.

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 7:01pm
I've never had a child at the younger ages when they really can act up, so I'm thinking I'm not the best to judge on this. I do have to admit that there are times when I wish some people would use a bit more disgretion. My BFF takes her youngest to the movies with them, but he's not a yeller at all. He usually sleeps through the entire movie. I really don't mind that. If the baby starts yelling, they are quick to leave. They know it is their choice to bring him along anyway. I wish more people would consider this as well. Crying for a minute or two is one thing, but some folks don't do much to keep their kids from yelling during a movie or at a resturant. I also don't think we can ask families not to fly. I think we can ask them to keep their kids from kicking the seat in front of them and we need to expect them to cry during landing. It hurts their little ears. If we all think of trying to have a balance and a little tolerance for each other, it would go a long way!
KRISTIE