You are going to read that title and say ‘I already hate you’! Hey, I have always thought that too, my mum used to always say this is what she was told when it was time for dinner. Sit down, eat your dinner and be quiet. I believe dinner time is family time and this is when you can all talk and catch up on what you have done during the day.
I work in a restaurant at night. We call ourselves ‘family friendly’. We provide a pinball machine, colouring in and cheap kids meals. However, we are still a restaurant. Parents come here with kids, BYO wine, and absolutely no respect for other diners.
I wonder what we are teaching our children when we let them scream and play tips, come to the waitresses asking them to sharpen their pencils and smashing glasses because they are so hyped up from the pink lemonades at 8pm at night!
I understand fully, that parents need some time out, I have 2 children myself. If your children can’t behave in a restaurant, get a babysitter, or home delivery. Otherwise, maybe the ‘be seen but not heard’ saying should be displayed in every restaurant.
Posted by reneem1, 29th June 2013