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to bring them or not to bring them...that is the question

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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My dd is in chorus this year. It's her first year. Her winter concert is tomorrow night from 7:00 to 8:00. She's excited. She wants me to bring her little sisters.

Apparently she wants her chorus friends and her chorus teacher to meet them. She's a very proud big sister. She loves showing them off and hearing how cute they are or how much they look like her. They're 2 and 15 months.

The time isn't too bad. I normally put them to bed at 8:30 so there shouldn't be any cranky tired meltdowns. My two yr old (almost 3) can sit still for an hour and if she gets rowdy I can, as a last resort, let her play a game on my phone. The problem is I don't think my 15 month old can stay quiet and sitting on my lap for an hour.

She'll want to get down and run. I can bring snacks but that only gives me 15 minutes tops. I can get a sitter and leave them home but then dd will have a fit because she really wants them there. It's a 4th and 5th grade concert so I'm sure other little kids will be there... I don't know. What would you do? Bring them and make dd happy or leave them with a sitter?
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Caera
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Bring them. There'll be a ton of kids there.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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I was at the xmas winter festival tonight at my youngest sons school. There were several babies that were screaming their heads off for the first 3/4 songs. Their stupid ass parents didn't have sense that god gave a goose to go out into the hall until they were escorted out by security.......smdh

I wouldn't take your younger children unless you are sure they can be relatively quiet or if not then you are willing to take them out of the auditorium to calm them down

MommyofDestiny
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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Lexa_Lee
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM
You can take the three year old but not the younger one.
MommyofDestiny
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM
That's what I was thinking. Leave my 15 month old with my mom and take my 2 yr old. She'll be 3 in feb. and very good at sitting still and being quiet.

Quoting Lexa_Lee: You can take the three year old but not the younger one.
cdjd23
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM
I attended my sons Christmas program and there were a few people there with young kids who were quite loud. It got pretty annoying cause I didn't go to hear their young kids pitching a fit.
tossed
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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As the mother of a child who was in school choral programs for 13 years, if you insist on bringing them, sit right by the door so that you can quickly exit with them if they become a problem. It is not acceptable to let a little one run around during a performance. I HATE missing a solo that was worked on for weeks because parents don't take their loud children out of the auditorium. My son had his first solo in the 5th grade and I would have hated to miss it due to loud kids. fortunately, that was a fairly quiet concert. 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Tonight my son was playing the drums for 5 different classes (his included) and there were some babies screaming their heads off. These parents just sat there like nothing was wrong. Finally I turned around and said "could you please stuff a bottle in their mouths to shut them up," LMAOOOOOO

The assistant principal looked at me  ( she knows I would continue to go off on them, lol) and ran out of the auditorium and came back with 4 security guards to escort them out of the auditorium......they never returned, lol

Quoting tossed:

As the mother of a child who was in school choral programs for 13 years, if you insist on bringing them, sit right by the door so that you can quickly exit with them if they become a problem. It is not acceptable to let a little one run around during a performance. I HATE missing a solo that was worked on for weeks because parents don't take their loud children out of the auditorium. My son had his first solo in the 5th grade and I would have hated to miss it due to loud kids. fortunately, that was a fairly quiet concert. 


tossed
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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Quoting Sassy762:

Tonight my son was playing the drums for 5 different classes (his included) and there were some babies screaming their heads off. These parents just sat there like nothing was wrong. Finally I turned around and said "could you please stuff a bottle in their mouths to shut them up," LMAOOOOOO

The assistant principal looked at me  ( she knows I would continue to go off on them, lol) and ran out of the auditorium and came back with 4 security guards to escort them out of the auditorium......they never returned, lol

Quoting tossed:

As the mother of a child who was in school choral programs for 13 years, if you insist on bringing them, sit right by the door so that you can quickly exit with them if they become a problem. It is not acceptable to let a little one run around during a performance. I HATE missing a solo that was worked on for weeks because parents don't take their loud children out of the auditorium. My son had his first solo in the 5th grade and I would have hated to miss it due to loud kids. fortunately, that was a fairly quiet concert. 


My sons were in band, choir, and orchestra in school and band, choir, and opera in college. I have attended more concerts, musicals, opera performances than I can count. NOTHING bothers me more than loud kids and talking adults. I paid good money for the lessons, instruments, workshops, camps, etc. My sons spent hours and hours in getting ready for performances. One of the colleges actually has a person come out and talk about audience etiquette before the shows start and prints info in the programs. Sad....common sense has lost out. If people want to yell and let their kids run around, go to outdoor sporting events like football games. Even then, I want to watch the games. 

boo1985
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM
I would say if you don't think the little one can sit quietly leave her at home. It really is the polite thing to do. :)
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