In addition to wanting to ban kids from airplanes, we’re also in favor of banning kids from restaurants. Remember that Sex and the City episode where Samantha went to a fancy restaurant and some little monster threw pesto sauce all over her white suit and she got asked to leave? We’re still steamed about it.
This article from Fodor’s is a list of do’s and don’ts for taking little Jayden and Moonbeam out to dinner. While it’s written by a parent for a parent, there are a couple of good points.
- Don’t let your kid be the only kid in the restaurant–it should tip you off when no one else has children there
- Anticipate meltdowns–because your little monster will start shrieking, and I will give you dirty looks
- Don’t be a douche. It’s nice to actually see a parent who realizes that it’s your job to raise/discipline your kids, and not mine. I mean, if you have to take them outdoors you shouldn’t be shocked when they bother other people.
Full text of the article is here.