Control kids in publicPlease remind parents in our community that restaurants, even inexpensive ones, are not playgrounds for their children.
By: Eric Gilson, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
Please remind parents in our community that restaurants, even inexpensive ones, are not playgrounds for their children. Parents who do nothing while their children leave the table, play chase games and throw things around a restaurant are exhibiting worse behavior than their unruly kids.
I have young children of my own and I am sympathetic to parents who work at teaching their children appropriate behavior in a public place, but I find parents who simply ignore their misbehaving kids at everyone else’s expense infuriating.
If you want to ignore your kids, feed them at home, hire a babysitter, hit a drive through or go somewhere with a designated “playland.” The rest of us would like to enjoy a meal with our families without having to duck airborne toys or having to suspend our conversation while we wait for your kids to stop screaming.