Comments: Being a Parent means being an adult, mm'kay?

There is no reason for children to be badly behaved in pubic and no excuse for it. I am not a parent, but I take my young cousins with me on excursions quite often and each of them, including the year old has proper manners and conducts themselves well or else they will not be invited again.

Manners are a valuable tool in life and we learn them when we are young or not at all, I'd hate to see the person that molly-coddled child growns into.

Posted by silk at June 7, 2006 03:04 AM

We don't go out to eat a lot with the little one, but when we do, I am prepared: I bring toys, snacks, books, etc. It's my job & my husband's to make it a pleasant experience for our family AND to not spoil the experience of the other diners.

Three minutes of outburst is a looooooong time in public. The father could have gathered up their stuff & waited for the mom outside. Seems like a no-brainer. Maybe that's the problem. He had no brain.

Posted by Marie at June 7, 2006 07:56 AM

Ugh. I hate it when parents *refuse* to "parent"....

Posted by Richmond at June 8, 2006 05:36 PM