What is the world coming to? A creche in a pub now!

@Tanika (632)
Australia
January 29, 2007 9:22am CST
I was just reading the news online about a pub in Sydney, Australia that has installed a creche into their facility so that parents can relax and enjoy some time out from the kids whilst drinking alcohol and eating in the restaurant! I think it is a terrible sign that this is the mindset that people are getting into these days, that kids are a pain and to be put to the side. I must admit that i like going to family restaurants where there is a play area for the kids so I can relax a bit but I think it is a totally different kettle of fish when you are not watching the kids yourself and putting them into the hands of strangers you don't know just so you can enjoy your meal and a few drinks. Why do some people have children in the first place when they are not prepared to make the sacrifices that are necessary for their children. If they want to have a more relaxed atmosphere I am not opposed to the idea of the occasional night out without the kids and putting the kids in TRUSTED care like grandparents or the usual sitter but this is just off in my opinion. If you are interested to read the story it is here - http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,21128025-5006007,00.html What do you guys think of this? would you do it? do you think its a good idea? Thanks in advance to anyone who responds, Tanika.
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I agree where if you have kids, your "going out" days should be put in the back seat. I know this first hand (ie, the woman I used to call my wife, now separated). Listen to this, I took our two kids to her place in the north end of town one Sunday night. Our younger daughter was supposed to stay overnight and I would pick up our older son because he had school the next day. I drove them there at about 6pm, went to a friend's house to watch a movie, then would pick up my son right after. During the movie I get a phone call, guess who? That's right, it is her. She asks me "did you bring the stroller?". I said of course not, you didn't ask me too. To make a long story short, she asked if I could pick them both up because she didn't have the stroller and couldn't take our daughter out (he doesn't drive either). I said ok, I'll pick them up when I'm done (I'd rather the kids be with me anyway). It's gets even better. She calls again and asks "when you pick them up, could you drive me to the southside since you're going that way, I have a friend who is feeling down because of a break up and she needs someone to talk to?". What a load of BS! This is how thier mother is. I totally know what this is about. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There's a lot more of this crap from her. I could be here for days. Anyhow, I'm getting worked up so I better stop. Take care. Tell me what you think though.
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
Forgot to add, in my opinion she got a call from someone, and that person asked her to go out. Of course she wants to go out. It is very evident this woman does not want the responsibility of having kids based on her history. Example.... When we would get home from work, her first thing to do is to take a nap! There was never any motherly instincts of "making sure the kids were fed", "bathing the kids", "playing with the kids". No, I did that and my mom did that. As far as I'm concerned, my mom is the mother figure in my kids' lives. I'm very glad about that though and thank my parents so much! Alright, that's enough. Thanks for reading.
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@Tanika (632)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
heya acosjo, thats sad to hear that the mother of your children has so little regard for them, but great to hear that you are a positive influence in their life. I have a few friends who are always pawning their children off on someone so they can go out and relive old times. I don't understand why they had children in the first place. I personally am not a perfect mother of course, right now for instance my daughter is watching tv whilst i do this but i always feed her and make time everyday to play with her and keep her clean etc. I really respect that you have this opinion as I hate to say that is is normally the other way around. I hope things work out ok. Luv Tanika.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
Hi Tanika, Oh my goodness what will they think of next, this is dreadful I have not heard of this yet. Yes it is a great idea where we can go to a restaurant where they have a play area for children, but not in a hotel. No I certainly would not do it and hopefully my children would give me my grandchildren to look after I would even have them for the whole weekend or whatever if they needed a break. But this I do not believe it to be a good idea at all.
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