(Closed) “No kids allowed” movement

posted 9 years ago in Parenting
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  • Post # 197
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

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    @MightySapphire:  My husband and I joke that our dream business would be a movie theater where everyone is required to check his or her cell phone.  We’d have little banks of lock boxes and the customer would keep the key and pick up the phone after the show – like lockers at bowling alleys.

    Anyone caught texting would be banned for life.

    (We, uh, like movies.  A lot.)

    Post # 198
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @MightySapphire: Ha!  I vote to ban jerks with cell phones!  And can we throw in the jerks who talk WAY too loud at tables next to you in restaurants and are rude to the servers?

    Post # 199
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @teaadntoast: Ha that’s great!  My husband and I always joke that you should have to pass a battery of tests and get a lisence to have children let alone cell phones!  

    Post # 200
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

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    @UpstateCait: Totally agree with everything you said. DINKs unite! 🙂

    Post # 201
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

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    @clane616: If every parent had your point of view, this ban would never have to happen 🙂

    Post # 202
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Man, kids nowadays are a different breed, especially with all these child protective laws and parents fearing wacking , I meant to say spank them, for fear of being jailed.   The ones that should be ban should be teenagers 10-19 years of age they are terrible, ill- mannered, have a poo poo mouth going through stores saying F** this F** that, screaming in movies, making crude remarks, wearing their pants to their knees like they poop.

    NO KIDS ZONE SHOULD BE FOR TEENAGERS 10-19 very disrespectful and as a society we are allowing them to run our homes, schools, educational system, and society in general.

    Its time to whoop their hineys, so social workers look the other wayLaughing

    Post # 203
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Totally agree about people with cell phones in movies. Unfortunately two of our theaters here (the two closest to us) are kind of on the border between good areas and not-so-good areas and you get some interesting folks at them. People there seem to think that the theater = their living room. I have seen people bring multiple blankets into the theater. I’ve seen people bring full meals (smelly ones too!) into the theater like chinese food, chicken wings, bbq, et. The food thing is actually super common– it happens at almsot every movie we go to at those theaters that someone within 2-3 rows of us is eating something smelly and movie theater inappropriate. 

    And then the phones. One time the girl sitting in the seat right next to me (sold out movie) who was easily in her mid-20s maybe older got a call during the movie. SHE ANSWERED and proceeded to start to have a conversation. So I did the throat clearing thing. And then I did the angry-eyes thing. Then I did the loud “can you believe this shit” to my husband thing. Finally I just turned to her and said “ummmmm I’m trying to watch a movie right now could you possibly NOT BE ON THE PHONE TALKING? Thanks.” At which point she called me “some white bitch” to her friend and got all huffy. Suuuuuuuuuuper awkward last 45 min of that movie sharing and arm rest. Let me tell ya. lol

    So now? We just don’t go to those theaters anymore. We drive an extra 10-15 min to go to a theater where ppl are more apt to behave themselves politely. (But unfortunately—- the baby thing seems to be pretty much across the board at all theaters). 

    Post # 203
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    Bumble bee
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    @beatriz:

    I don’t actually think spanking is the answer. Where I live, it’s illegal. Like, as in, it is against the law to hit people. Period. It doesn’t matter if they’re children, hitting them is against the law and you will go to jail for it. When I’m places where hitting children is legal, I’ve seen way more badly behaved children out in public. I’ve even seen people hitting their badly behaved children in public. So clearly hitting children doesn’t prevent them from behaving badly in the first place.

    I think maybe just hitting children doesn’t actually teach them anything useful; the behavior they’re learning when they misbehave and you hit them is not, “It’s not appropriate to grab things off the shelves in the store and scream until you get what you want,” they’re learning, “If people do things you don’t like, you hit them to make them stop it,” and that they only need to behave respectfully toward people they fear. (Think of the kids that get hit at home and go to school and are just a train wreck of discipline problems; they know the teachers and administrators aren’t allowed to beat them.)

    On the no teen zones, last time I was in the US, the mall I was at in NY had signs posted saying that after something like 6 PM, people under 16 needed to be accompanied by an adult. (Which I don’t have a problem with, btw.)

    Post # 204
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    aside from onboxious people on cell phones, movie theaters in general are just gross anyway.  i’d much rather wait until something comes out on cable or dvd and watch it in the comfort of my own comfortable and clean living room with our huge flat screen TV and surround sound system:)  i hate movie theaters.

    Post # 205
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    Busy bee
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    @Elvis:  i don’t think there’s anything THAT wrong with a little smack on the hand or butt when they are under 5 years old, but i personally won’t be hitting my children. i’m more about positive reinforcement.

    my dad never laid a hand on me or raised his voice to me and my mom used to smack me all the time in the face.  let’s just say i have a lot more respect for my dad than my mom now as an adult.  

     

    Post # 206
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Catholic church followed by a botanical conservatory

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    @CorgiTales: yeah I got that it’s not about getting rid of kids entirely. But this could be seen as a start of the current generation’s mentality towards children which IMO don’t think is positive or healthy. It might mean more airlines would support bans of children, which you could argue that it’s probably easier to calm a crying child in 1st class if you have more room to stretch out than cramped economy where there are a lot more bulk of people sending death stares at you.

    I also wouldn’t assume everyone has the funds to pay for babysitters any time they want to go out as paying for a sitter to look after your kid can often be $50-$100 depending on how much you pay them and how long you are out. Maybe this doesn’t go for the “nicer restaurants” out there, but I’m sure there are a lot of lower class income families that would like to dine out occasionally at some kind of restaurant they can afford and aren’t always able to budget for a sitter, find a sitter in time, etc.

    Post # 207
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    Sugar bee

    Every parent thinks they are the exception. I am the only one out of our group of friends without children and they always say, “oh, well my child doesn’t act like that.” Yes, actually they do. The problem isn’t the children, it’s the parents. Too many people think public places are free babysitting. My decision to not have children is one that I have had my whole life and for a reason. I genuinely do not enjoy them and I wish I would go to a restaurant without having to hear them scream and run around because their parents are too busy ignoring them. I don’t walk into Chuck-E Cheese an expect peace and quiet but if I go to a nice dinner with my Fiance and I can’t even hear him talk because the brats at the next table are banging on the table and throwing temper tantrums because there’s no chicken nuggets on the menu, then yes I am angry.

    I supprt no kid zones 150% and maybe then some parents would learn how to discipline their children. I’m sure there are exceptions, I just haven’t met any.

    Post # 208
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    Bee Keeper
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    I think this point keeps getting ignored a little, so I will reiterate it again. I personally don’t think it matters if a child is well behaved or not, of course it’s better if they are. There are just places where children don’t belong in the first place. Even if a very well behaved 5 year old was sitting at the table next to mine in a 5 star restaurant I would be annoyed. Because now we all have to watch waht we say/do, we can’t have adult time anymore. I feel like children need to put in their time on this earth to earn the right to be certain places. Heck – at large family vacations our parents intentionally made us go to bed by 8pm so they could stay up and party without the kids! That just doesn’t happen anymore. Now when we go on vacation my nieces and nephews get to stay up as late as they want and do what the adults are doing all night. As a DINK (is that the right word?) It’s extremely irritating because I want to have a few cocktails without worrying about stepping on a child by accident. And I want to be loud and use bad language and tell adult jokes.

    Post # 209
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @moderndaisy: I’m sure you wouldn’t tell bad jokes and use adult language in a 5 star place. That would be as annoying as a screaming child.

    I agree that parents need to learn where they can and can’t take their kids, but that’s not really too many places.

    Maybe y’all know some dumb ass parents, but I just asked all of my mom friends if they would take their kids (between ages 2-10) to a rated R movie and they all said “Are you smoking crack? Why would you subject your child to the F bomb, sex, and crude adult behavior?” Yeah. I have a 4 year old. I’m not taking her to see (wow…I can’t even think of any R movies) She wants to see Harry Potter, but I told her we were going to wait until it came out on DVD. The only adult/child movie I took her to see was Coraline. I say adult/child because that movie wasn’t strictly for kids, but not strictly for adults either. She sat through it and only asked a few questions. (Like when they were in the alt. world and the lady with the huge boobs had little stars covering her nipples)

    She’s been to places like Olive Garden, Red Lobster, some local places, ect, but I wouldn’t take her to Mortons or down to the North Shore places. I have common sense…and so do most parents around here. MOST. I see more crazy parents with perfectly fine children more than often. I usually want to snap at the mom screaming at her kids to STFU when they aren’t doing anything but talking amongst each other.

    Anyway, all this reminds me of Charlie Brown and I hear the No Dogs Allowed voice going NO KIDS ALLOWED! lol

    Post # 210
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

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    @moderndaisy:  I agree with this, too.  My parents were of the mind that it was perfectly acceptable for children to be excluded from particular activities simply because the adults wanted time to themselves. 

    My cousins and I were expected to entertain ourselves either outside or upstairs for most family gatherings, and my brother and I didn’t eat dinner with our parents until we had mastered table manners.

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