Post # 1
Restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses not allowing children or setting child-free hours? Has anyone else heard of this? It just caught my eye when I saw a post on fb about it. I found this article about it.
Has anyone encountered this? I can understand it for restaurants. My dad insisted on taking me to a fancy italian steakhouse and while they had high chairs, it was not very kid-friendly. Of course Baby T had to help matters by crying the entire time. (I left the dining area right away and we tag-teamed through dinner – what fun!) I think grocery stores setting kid-free hours is a bit much. If they are going to do that, then I’d like my grocery store to set slow-people free hours, so I don’t have to wait for 2 whole minutes for someone to get a gallon of milk and step back, so I can grab some too.
Post # 3
There was just a huge thread on this started yesterday:
“No kids allowed” movement
Post # 4
I think it’s kind of nice actually for those who are annoyed by crying babies and children running around. But I could see how parents could get irritated and boycott that particular business.
Post # 5
I don’t mind it. I’m 9 months pregnant and was walking around the grocery store the other day when a kid running at full speed was a nanosecond away from crashing into my belly. and when I lived in Miami Beach there was ALWAYS kids and babies at r rated movies after 10pm.
Of course I may feel differently when the baby is here, but I don’t think so. I think the movement is a reaction to a lot of kids that aren’t as well behaved as they used to be. Perhaps its the area i live in, but I see a lot of parents not correcting bad behavior (or even paying attention to the kids to start with).
Post # 6
I don’t mind it. Some things like grocery stores – now that’s a little crazy. But fancy restaurants (I’m talking dark quiet cocktail type place, not P.F.Changs), or hair/nail salons or late night movies? Parents should know better than to bring their children out to places like that, where people are paying for the experience. I don’t see kids at restaurants/late night movies but I have had a few salon experiences where the nail tech or hairdresser couldn’t concentrate on what they were doing and I couldn’t relax and unwind with my pedicure or scalp massage at all because of screaming/tantrums. :/
Post # 7