Wait just a second here. I enjoy (most of the time) taking my children out to lunch and dinner with my husband or friends. Our children, and our friend's children, are very well behaved. Yes, Andy has his moments, but it is nothing that Thomas the Tank Engine or a lollipop won't fix. If he is screaming bloody freaking murder, then, yes, it is obviously time to go. But, those parents who just don't have any common sense and let their kids run wild, scream and pitch a fit are giving all of us parents a bad reputation. Not only has an airline banned kids from certain sections (ok, but who is paying for 1st class anyway?), but the movie theaters and some restaurants are getting on the bandwagon, too.
But can I just say...look at the people in this picture who are thrilled about the ban on kids.
Shocker. They are a bunch of grumpy old folks who probably don't have grandkids of their own. Who wants to dine with them anyway?
Again, if your kid is flipping out, leave. It obviously is not a good day for the little one. Don't put him/her through that. Try again a different day.
My mom always told me that if you want children to behave while you are out, then you have to take them out and expose them to that experience. Otherwise, they don't know how to act. That's what I always have done. I took Andy out when he was 2 weeks old. He may have been asleep most of the time then, but it was still a learning experience for me as a new mom.
But, how are new mommies supposed to do that if everyone keeps banning kids? What do you do when your kid flips out in public? What do you think of this new ban trend?