Restaurants

United States
June 20, 2007 11:11am CST
How many people hate eating at a resaurant with kids running all over the place? I don't mean McDonald, Burger King or other places that have a place for kids to play. I'm talking about real restaurants like Applebee's and others. I have been to several restaurants where the parents are sitting there talking and the kids are running and yelling and annoying me to death. Don't get me wrong I have five children but eating out is a privledge not a right. Just because I love my children I have taught them manners and they know we will leave anyplace we are at if just one of them misbehave. It gets to the point that my children say "don't they know how to behave?" I believe that just because I have kids I don't need to impose them on everyone else. Not eveyone enjoy kids at play especially at a restaurant. People go there to have a nice somewhat quiet meal without kids screaming and yelling and running all over the place and even bothering other people with questions. If they wanted to hear kids and see them do all that they would go to the fast food places that cater to kids.
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I'll admit that I have a son who can be disruptive in restaurants. He's Autistic and non-verbal, and sometimes strange and/or crowded places make him uncomfortable. The only way to change that, is to take him out and get him more comfortable with places like that. That said, I DO NOT allow him to run around all over the place. I try to get a booth in a corner, where I can put him on the side against the wall, so that he can't bother the people on the other side of the booth.
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• United States
20 Jun 07
Don't get me wrong I don't have a problem with children that are autistic or have other types of problems. I have a friend with an autistic child and we do the same thing with him. My problem is with the "normal" kids whose parents just don't care and want to let their kids run loose.
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Oh, I know. I realize now that I posted without completing my thought, lol. Because I know my son can't always be conrolled in a place like that, I never go alone and I'm always ready to request my food to go and leave, so that we don't disturb other people. More diners should be so considerate. If people want to go out to a restaurant and not have to worry about the kids, then they should get a sitter. Otherwise, they should take action and discipline/control their child.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I believe people do need to decipline their kids. The only problem is some people don't do it is easier to let them do what they want than to deal with a temper tantrum. I say this because I know several people who give in so they don't have deal with it. I'm so happy to hear that there are other moms out there who do decipline there kids. It is a good thing. Our children need to learn that there are consequences to everything they do in life weather it is good or bad.
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• India
20 Jun 07
ya i hav been to a resturant where a family came for dinner n children where jumping , running all around it gets irritating ...but v cant say anything rt... i was like pls !!!! control ur children ....
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• United States
20 Jun 07
your right if you tell the people anything they get offened because they believe its thier right to let their kids do what ever they want and it doen't matter what anyone else thinks.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I dont enjoy eating in restaurants or fast food. Aside from the fact that it will make me spend more compared to when I will just eat at home, I couldnt concentrate and I do not know how they prepared the food. Its very important for me to see if the food Im eating is prepared in a clean way.
@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
I seldom go for fine dinning in the restaurants. Most of the time, I do not notice kids running around those restaurants. I think kids just can't be in those places because most kids don't love food in the restaurants. God bless!