Another great blog entry I came across, this time from Today’s Parent.
I noticed this for a while now and I’m really starting to get convinced that we may just be… anti-kid.
Honestly, prior to being a mother, having people bring their teething infant or set of moody and tired toddlers to a fancy restaurant was never really a big problem for me. Sure, it got a little noisy when trying to enjoy a nice romantic conversation over my filet mignon with the hubs but still so long as food wasn’t flying on me or kids hiding under my dinner table, I was fine.
I think it’s really the parent’s discretion. And if they choose to bring their kids, so be it. It shouldn’t be something that’s ‘not allowed’ or frowned upon. Sometimes we just want to bring our whole family out for a nice dinner, even our toddler! As long as proper etiquette is attempted from all, that’s what matters.
And it’s true! Having returned from Paris myself in January, it was amazing how many families with children I seen in even the most pish-poshy restaurants and cafe’s. Stylish mom’s having adult convo with a friend with a cocktail in one hand and a napping infant in the other! Hey, if she can do it? Why not? To each his own I always say.
Blog post from Jacqueline on Today’s Parent: