When Our Kids @ere Young We Took Then out To Eat a Lot

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@Hatley (164755)
Garden Grove, California
January 17, 2016 2:08pm CST
B ck then in the 60 's prices were still relatively good so we went out a lot to eat and took our toddlers with us.We were gentle but firm so the two little ones did not run wild in the restaurants causing mayhem and angry patrons.So as they grew older they knew how to behave and stayed in their places. We received numerous compliments on how well they behaved. I remembered that as a f ew years back when I was still working in the Tustin Library I often stopped in Spires Restaurant to have a meal There was a family with two small kids.One, a boy about 7 came over to me and picked up my fork and took a bite of my pasta. I was completely shocked and told him to drop my fork and go to his parents. He was in everyone's dinners so finally the manager told them that if they could not control their brat they had best leave. I thanked God that we had trained our two not to bother other people in the restaurants.
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• Preston, England
17 Jan 16
he seems a dreadfully unruly child - his parents really should have been thrown out
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• Preston, England
17 Jan 16
@Elizaby yes they ruined meals for others which is crazy
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
@Elizaby yes that might h av e set them right but they did get kicked out too.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
hiArthur yes he was and they thought he was funny unbel ievable just really aggravati ng
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jan 16
I would have been horrified had a child done that to me in a restaurant. I would also have gotten up and left right then and there.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jan 16
@Hatley I hope the parents did something about their child. I'm glad the manager said something to them.
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@bunnybon7 (35516)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Jan 16
I know. there was a time you could go eat with the kids and they knew how to behave. don't know why that has become such a problem. I also could take my kids to have a nice meal in peace.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Jan 16
yes its because the parents do not teach their litle ones good manners and how to act in a restaurant. Its not that hard to do.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 16
Though I always think kids should be kids, the 7-year-old boy seemed to have acted too much with that. It's okay for a child to be active, but that's already over the limit. Moreover, 7 year old should already understand that. Glad that the manager warned them, as it's really disturbing other diners.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
I was s o sho cked I could not react for a moment then told him go st down with your parents he w as really out of control
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
17 Jan 16
Oh my, I can't imagine a child doing that and the parents not stopping him!
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
they seemed to think it was f unny til the manager asked tem to leav e
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@Elizaby (3593)
• Pensacola, Florida
17 Jan 16
Parents of unruly children in restaurants should be held accountable for disturbing other patrons. If it hits them where it will hurt perhaps they will start training their kids to behave when out in public.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
yes the got k icked out without getting all their food as tey just did n ot co ntrol that child
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@alberello75 (16475)
• Genova, Italy
17 Jan 16
All this can be summed up in one sentence, taken from a movie: "Do not blame the bad pupil, but the bad teacher!" Movie reference: "Karate Kid"
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
right the parents were l aughing at him I jus t could not believe e it
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@marlina (71213)
• Canada
17 Jan 16
Some parents are way too permissive or too lazy to take the time to teach manners to their children.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
yes I think they really spoiled tha t child the l ittle girl was seated by her mom and she nev er m oved but they were all l aughing at him.
@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jan 16
My daughter was usual adventurous being hyper as she was. She never acted like that boy did though.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
he sassed b ac k when I told him to go to yo ur parents they nev er got up to stop him at all
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@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jan 16
@Hatley ...Amazing! I am afraid I would have embarrassed them.
@BelleStarr (36949)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Jan 16
Wow that is really terrible. We also often received complements on how well behaved our children were.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
yes people ofte n remarked how well behaved our two were and i wa just training and gentle lessons
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@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 16
What were the parents thinking to let their child behave like that?
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 16
thats what got to me and they had about six people at their table and they all acted like he was just b eing cute but they sure got to d to l eave.
@sallypup (26293)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Jan 16
What a kid. I hope he never tangled with a mean stranger and got into worse trouble.
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@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jan 16
I dont get it either, I would have gotten spanked ON the spot had I acted like that
@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
That is shocking. I hate to think what he grow up like. It isn't that difficult to make children behave.
@jstory07 (65358)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Jan 16
I always made my kids behave when we went somewhere and people could not believe how well behaved they were. My kids know if they acted up than we would not go out again for a long time.