I am totally with Ele 56 and Pam Ella on this one. We never allowed our children to misbehave in restaurants and if they did, we took them outside. So no-one was ever upset by them. Why should we now be disturbed by other people's children who haven't taught them to behave? I may be old-fashioned but surely it is just basic good manners and thoughtfulness (or thoughtlessness).
We always eat where the taverna is near the beach, then the girls can run around before they eat and don't have to sit bored out of their tiny minds. Mind you have had words in the past with people who've tutted becuase our children had the nerve to breath
Thing is the Greeks love having children around...
Message posted by TOP CHEF on 28áJuneá2009 at 9:58pm - IP Logged
Oh dear emotive issues.
Its true of course kids will be kids, unfortunatly thats an extremely sweeping statement, what does it mean?, but sometimes parents dont want to be parents. Its called Freedom of expression by those who cant be bothered to be parents. Basicly it means (usually in public places) Go and annoy them over there, Im trying to enjoy my evening.
Like the Mum in the paper today, whos son has vertualy run amok in the local community. Causing more damage than a whirlwind., and injured people in the process. His Mum things he is just a youngster letting off steam, a little scallywag.
I dont have a problem with children in restaurants, anymore then adults in restaurants, its all about reasonable behavour and concern for others. Everyone should be able to enjoy their evening, but not at the expense of ruining other peoples.
TOP CHEF woodie
Message posted by Lavinia on 28áJuneá2009 at 10:08pm - IP Logged
Very well said Top Chef and I entirely agree with Spike about eating in a restaurant with small children where there is space around so that they can play whilst waiting for their food. After all, a visit to a restaurant is usually a treat for children and if they are happily playing, everyone else will be happy too....
Message posted by Tina B on 28áJuneá2009 at 10:10pm - IP Logged
We too were taken to some fantastic places and knew how to behave as we were taught to respect other people especially adults. Also we would never have been taken out again if not!
I worked in a restaurant where 4 couples took their 8 children most Sundays. The adults sat at one table and the kids at another, well didn't sit for long. They ran amoke round the place. Nice polite please don't do that as you may get burnt by hot food didn't work so I did find a foot stuck out 'by accident' as one of the little darlings ran past did the trick. Otherwise a word with the adults who eventually would get up and try to sort them out!!! Year later I worked at one of the monsters weddings. She did apologise and say they must have made life hell for us.
Message posted by SteSan on 28áJuneá2009 at 10:10pm - IP Logged
I'm 47 now but still respect my Dad for keeping me under control when younger, either with his slipper or back of his hand!!!
Made me a good respectable Teenager and parent.
This is whats missing nowadays....RESPECT
My 2 are 17 and 23 and still know are far to go
Steve, hav fun in te sun all
Message posted by julesx2 on 28áJuneá2009 at 10:14pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by BruceAndMaria on 28áJuneá2009
I've been in restaurants where it's the gobby parents that need a few lessons with their loud voices because they want everybody else to hear what they have to say..
like Jimmy says "Kids will be kids"
Actually I said to ele about having a word with the parents, but on second thoughts these days you are more likely to get bopped on the head or told to errrr(politely)go away...difficult situation really..julesxxx
restaurants yah boo sucks just heard of a couple on the beach who asked for money back on their sunbeds , as there were KIDS playing and making a noise (THATS TRUE BY THE WAY )on a public beach .... disgusting ...... I rest my case next thing thet will allow kids in public swimming pools and heaven forbid AQUALAND now that will ruin Lazy river And kids in the childrens pool even worse
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