Blog about Media,Sport,Politics. Also my rantings on these subjects.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Lunch at Nice Cafe, But...
Okay then I am not one of these people who glare at other people's kids in public when they are making a disturbance, in fact I hate those people who do that, having got younger relatives who get a bit crazy (like all kids) I wont judge someone else kids if they are misbehaving. In saying that their has to be a limit, and there has to be a time when a parent/caregiver starts to take control. I think kids should be able to be kids in public, even have meltdowns, or just generally act stupid.
Its the parents reaction that gets to me. For example I was in this cafe, having a quiet meal, (the cafe was a normal run of the mill cafe, not way over the top posh, but it was nice) A mother had a couple of children there, the oldest was probably nine the youngest around six or seven.
Well the kids started running around, the youngest had a toy car which he liked to bang on other peoples tables, while the oldest, screamed "lets play tag" they were hiding behind myself and other people at this cafe, behind the chairs etc etc, laughing, bumping into people, well the cafe manager came out and gave them a look that said "dont do that"
Well the mother was beside herself, she stood up and screamed "Dont have fun kids, remember dont have fun, your not allowed to laugh or be happy" then she started cracking up and giving people dirty looks while still saying "Oh your having to much fun, the police are going to come now"
The lady she was with was cheering her on. Like I said, Kids should be allowed to be kids, but was this too over the top or am I being grumpy???? The place wasnt fastfood, it was a nice cafe, not sandwiches but meals.