(Closed) Mom sits whiney toddler next to you in movie theater

posted 12 months ago in No Kids
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
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mrstodd2bee :  was it sold out? That the mom couldn’t buy 3 seats together?

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I would’ve told an employee had she not moved the second kid away from the seat next to me. If I’m paying good money to enjoy a movie, I don’t need a brat next to me ruining it. I’d watch at home otherwise instead of fishing out good money! So annoying. My parents would leave the second we kicked up a fuss at movie theatres. It’s so disrespectful not to mention, I don’t understand how the parents aren’t embarrassed! It just makes them look bad! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
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mrstodd2bee :  then I would have offered to switch seats with her, unless her seats were horrible.

 

I’m sorry for your experience though. I hope you enjoyed the movie.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’m assuming the mom was sitting in the middle of all her kid’s seats (more than 2 kids I think). So switching with the mom would put OP between a bunch of kids. If I’m picturing the scenario correctly that is… cherryberrypie :  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
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It’s not a childfree’s person job to cater to parents everywhere. A lot of us are childfree specifically because we have no interest in catering to children. If mom couldn’t get three seats together, guess she’ll have to choose a different time to see the movie.    cherryberrypie :  

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

There are 18+ movie theatres here and they are the. Best. Thing. Ever. It costs like $3 more but is sooo worth it. 

I absolutely hate whiney kids in theatres. I have shushed noisy kids before lol.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

It’s not anyone’s job to cater to other people’s children. Even if you yourself have children. That’s not a CFBC privilege only. If OP had kids with her she’d still have every right to be annoyed and not accommodate the woman.

I do agree with your last sentence though. Idk how they were even let in since tickets are scanned by employees and they count per head normally.  witchypoo13 :  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
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witchypoo13 :  instead of looking at it as catering to her, I would look at it as saving my sanity, if the mom’s seats weren’t horrible as I said.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
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I think it’s ugly to refer to a toddler acting like a toddler as a “brat”, but I digress.

I would have been upset to sit next to anyone being loud during a movie regardless of age so I don’t blame you. This is why I don’t bring my toddler to the movies. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

mrstodd2bee :  I think it’s worth mentioning, most major theaters don’t charge for kids under 3. Just like airlines, it’s assumed they will share a seat. In assigned seat theaters, they definitely share. 

No excusing bad behavior though. 

 

ETA: I checked online, Regal is 3 and under are free, AMC is under 2. I can’t speak to your particular theater though. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
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carolinabelle :  Agreed. I’m iffy on taking young children to the movies, but I’m much more likely to be annoyed by the masses of people my own age who think it’s okay to talk and text through the whole movie than a child who is just excited/scared/being a kid. And when you go to a kids movie you kind of have to expect that there will be kids there being, well, kids. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Sorry! I definitely see your point. I get kids will be kids and calling him/her a brat isn’t fair. The child was more or less having a “bratty moment” would be better to say I suppose which I get- every child does once in awhile. I just have super low tolerance for misbehaving kids and a child talking back continuously and throwing a fit is being a brat in the moment to me but I see that’s not fair as it’s often a parenting thing and not necessarily the kid’s fault or might be a one off for the kid. I’ll be more conscious of calling a kid a brat in the future 🙂 carolinabelle :  

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