Here are a few of my thoughts on businesses that are choosing to be anti-kid.
You want my child to be well-mannered and behaved in a restaurant? How am I suppose to do that if the only restaurant she's allowed to be in is McDonald's?
You don't want to hear a peep from my daughter during a movie? I don't want to hear you chomping on your popcorn and looking at your cell phone every five seconds. Oh, and I also don't want to hear you and your friend discuss the movie, during the movie.
You don't think my child shouldn't be allowed in an airplane? May I remind you that you were once a child and chances are you rode on an airplane when you were young. Can you imagine if some bratty flight attendant told you you couldn't go to Disneyland?
Intolerance for "kids being kids" is getting to the point of being completely out of control. I can't teach my child how to be a good child in public if she's not allowed in public. And, let's not forget how rude, annoying and down right disrespectful adults can be.
We've all been to a movie when we've wanted to clobber the adult people behind us because they won't shut up.
We've all been to a restaurant where a group of adults are carrying on as if they are the only people on earth.
I get that parents need to control their kids. I get it. Believe me I do.
And I don't believe children should be allowed everywhere. If I ever plan on going to a fancy restaurant, believe me, my daughter will not be in attendance.
But, grocery stores?
Is hearing a child misbehave really that big of a deal in terms of the overall wellness of your grocery shopping experience?
To sum things up, how in the world do people expect me to raise a well-rounded, polite, well-behaved, cultured daughter if she's not allowed to go anywhere?