I was at a wedding rehearsal dinner at a very nice restaurant the other night. I was talking with the brides mother and we agreed that our children would not get up and run around at a restaurant. They would sit and listen and speak when spoken to.
We talked further and decided that the difference between that generation and todays young kids is that they go out to eat much more often and they are use to being entertained at restaurants. Play areas, video games, they have been taught that eating out is kid's party time.
Somehow, I would like to have it both ways. I want to take my grandchildren out for a good time, but I also want them to know when it is appropriate for them to sit politely at the table.
Answer by louise2 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by coder_chick at 6:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by Amelia512 at 6:32 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
I don't think it has anything to do with a "generation" - I'm 32 and my kids were both taught how to act in public whether it be at a restaurant or anywhere else. To me it's polite parenting to teach your children how to behave.
Answer by scout_mom at 6:52 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
I am 27 and our son sits nicely and does not run around in the a restaurants. That being said...my son is free to speak whenever he wants as long as he is not interrupting people and waits his turn.
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 6:56 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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