I am not sure what to do … I feel it’s unfair not to be able to take my child out with us when we go on family dinners … but at the same time, I feel terrible if they are making a racket.
Recently there has been a topic about a screaming child in a cafe and a customer approaching the parents of the screaming child. Quite ironic really, as not long ago we were dining in a hotel restaurant and our little man started to pipe up … he wasn’t overly bad but it made me think and question how other diners would react to this type of situation in a restaurant/cafe.
Do you take your child out to restaurants?
So I am putting it out there, if you were dining in a cafe/restaurant (mind you, we don’t take our kids to upper class/fine dining restaurants; more family environment places) and you heard a young child screaming or crying, would you get frustrated … would you approach them? Would you have the staff approach them? Would you leave? (please keep in mind that the parents of the screaming child would have tried to settle and quieten the child down). AND really, if our little one was hysterical and could not be settled, we would pack up and leave anyway.
But I am just curious as to how and what others would do in situations like this. Unfortunately, we don’t go out often as we’d like to as a family, but we do still like to try occasionally and include both our boys in our family time … Should we just never go out again…please help with opinions.
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