Things I've wanted to say to parents in public but didn't have the guts to
Since I couldn't muster the courage to actually say something to them face to face because I wasn't sure of the sort of reaction I would get, I'll say it here.
To the lady in the green shirt who nursed her baby in the middle of the very busy restaurant, thank you. There is so much negativity associated with NIP that it can be intimidating. Your courage to do that helps to normalize it and make it easier for the women who don't have that courage.
To the man who made his young son say "May I have some pasta, please" instead of giving in when he said "I want pasta", thank you for teaching and enforcing the use of manners. So many people these days don't bother teaching their kids basic manners. Thank you for expecting your children to be respectful human beings.
To the lady that was there alone with the 2-3year old little boy and the infant, I wish I had offered you some assistance. You seemed to have your hands full, but would you have trusted me if I had spoken up? I don't know, but I wish I had more courage.