Do you have an adult table and a kids
• United States
13 Apr 09
I remember this sort of an arrangement when I was a child. It seems to make a lot of sense because adults generally prefer to talk to adults and children to children. There are counter-examples, of course. Then again, there are times when collecting the children in one location can lead to fights. (Adults, too, I guess.) Even so, unless there is some reason to the contrary, I like the idea. Recently, however, I was a restaurant where one big family segregated their children. Unfortunately, the children were segregated to a table near to mine. I did not like that. The adults who should have been in charge just kind of ignored the children eating near to my table and I found the kids rude and distracting. So, I guess I don't approve of the segregation when at a public dining avenue.
20 May 09
That is what we used to do when I was young. There was an adult table and a kid's table. And I could not wait until I got to the adult's table. I hated to be with the smaller kids. And from the time I was to the 1960s, that is what was the normal way of doing things. Also it depended on who you were visiting, if you were at a kid's table or not. So when I was eight, I was at a kids table, and at an adult's table at home, but then we went someplace for supper, and those under teens where at the kid's table. I tell you, it was not nice being relegated with the small fry. It made me feel as if I had somehow broke some rule.