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Babies in Bars (a no-no?)

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  • #351016

    DonnaTate
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    Daz wrote >>
    I’m with Michael on issue C. above. If you come into an establishment that is normally used in mass for adult drinking situations, and you expect language/topics of conversation/etc. to change just because you brought your kid in there, you’re a jerk.
    That’s like bringing your little kid into an R rated movie and complaining because it’s not appropriate. In fact, this WHOLE situation is like bringing your kid into a movie theater. If it annoys the population, remove it. If you expect the content or the patrons to change because you showed up, you’re in the wrong.
    Otherwise, whatever. It’s your kid.

    Strike 2 for me. I’ve brought my baby to a movie theater…and he was quieter than most adults watching the movie. In fact, nobody even knew he was there.

    #351017
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    The point isn’t counting strikes Donna. You and Ro are smart parents that would take Froggy to a movie with you at an appropriate time and monitor him accordingly. I have no doubt that if he became fussy or loud that you’d remove him immediately. Not all parents are that courteous by any means. When I saw Snatch at the theater, it was after 11pm and a couple was there with a crying baby in a car seat thingie. They were eventually escorted out of the theater by management. Management shouldn’t have to tell you that it’s inappropriate to have your crying baby in any theater and not remove him…let alone after 11pm. When I was in college, I saw the Blair Witch Project and watched in horror (also well after dark) when a young mother brought her 3 young kids in (all probably under the age of 7 years old) and when she stormed out of the theater in a huff…making a scene the whole way about having to miss the movie when two of her kids were terrified and crying. So for every good parent like you, there are a whollllllllle lot of morons out there doing a lot of really dumb shit to/with their kids.

    #351018

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I guess I should never underestimate the stupidity of some people, huh :) LOL
    And you’re right, I’d never consider doing those things with Froggy :)
    I think we’re both too paranoid about being “those” parents

    #351019

    Rastapasta
    Member

    I go out to eat all the time— I can’t remember a time when I’ve even seen a kid in any restaurant I’ve been at here in Columbus…

    I’ve seen plenty of obnoxious kids in restaurants, just not around here..

    #351020

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    osulew wrote >>
    Management shouldn’t have to tell you that it’s inappropriate to have your crying baby in any theater and not remove him…let alone after 11pm.

    BingoBango, that’s exactly what I mean.

    Yeah, No strikes against Donna or Roland here. You guys seem like you make fairly sane choices with Baby RoRo and have never been ‘Those Parents” that I’ve seen.

    #351021

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Screw valet service, maybe some of our local establishments can carve a niche offering child care.

    #351022

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    my grandfather often took my cousins and i to the vfw, eagles, or even just plain bars as kids. its where he chose to eat, and have a beer or two while we played pool, video games etc…

    i very much enjoyed the experience, and nobody seemed to mind at all. infact he sort of did it to show us off to all of his friends. if it weren’t for my grandfather, i would probably still be the same shy person.

    still, the difference was that the establishment had things for us to do. it was time to leave when he ran out of quarters.

    #351023

    kit444
    Participant

    My kids are at an age where they’d be embarrassed to be with me at a bar.

    #351024

    JonMyers
    Participant

    I remember someone attempted the “shut the ________ up” approach at Rigsby’s during the winter. lol – Yep, they did.

    #351025

    tourist19
    Participant

    I don’t have issues with kids in bars in theory. My parents took us to all kinds of establishments from a very young age and taught us appropriate behavior in public. After reading the original article though I’m irked. It seems that these parents want their lives to remain unchanged even though they have made the life-changing decision to have kids and want everyone else to change their behaviors to accommodate that.

    #351026
    SJT
    SJT
    Participant

    tourist19 wrote >>
    I don’t have issues with kids in bars in theory. My parents took us to all kinds of establishments from a very young age and taught us appropriate behavior in public. After reading the original article though I’m irked. It seems that these parents want their lives to remain unchanged even though they have made the life-changing decision to have kids and want everyone else to change their behaviors to accommodate that.

    BINGO! My friends who live in Brooklyn had already told me how irritated they were with the “stroller set” taking over all the bars. They seemed to justfy it bc they weren’t driving. Also it seems to me that just the presence of babies in bars kills the vibe& I think that is being disrespectful to the owners& patrons of these establishments bc they created a specific atmosphere& it is being altered by people who don’t want to give up their old hangouts. To me it is the same as trying to get Rigsby’s or Alana’s to turn on the game& turn it up bc you want to cheer for your team. Go to a sports bar to watch the game& hire a sitter if you want to go to the bar. Seems logical to me.

    #351027

    10sun
    Member

    I eat at pubs to avoid children in the first place, but not break the bank while going out.

    If I wanted to eat around children I’d go to the Spaghetti Warehouse.
    Or someplace else with a children’s menu.

    #351028

    JonMyers
    Participant

    SJT wrote >>

    tourist19 wrote >>
    I don’t have issues with kids in bars in theory. My parents took us to all kinds of establishments from a very young age and taught us appropriate behavior in public. After reading the original article though I’m irked. It seems that these parents want their lives to remain unchanged even though they have made the life-changing decision to have kids and want everyone else to change their behaviors to accommodate that.

    BINGO! My friends who live in Brooklyn had already told me how irritated they were with the “stroller set” taking over all the bars.

    Yeah, the Park Slope stroller set feel pretty entitled:

    #351029

    tourist19
    Participant

    JonMyers wrote >>

    SJT wrote >>

    tourist19 wrote >>
    I don’t have issues with kids in bars in theory. My parents took us to all kinds of establishments from a very young age and taught us appropriate behavior in public. After reading the original article though I’m irked. It seems that these parents want their lives to remain unchanged even though they have made the life-changing decision to have kids and want everyone else to change their behaviors to accommodate that.

    BINGO! My friends who live in Brooklyn had already told me how irritated they were with the “stroller set” taking over all the bars.

    Yeah, the Park Slope stroller set feel pretty entitled:

    Yeah, I have friends in NYC who moved to different parts of Brooklyn and different parts of he city to escape them.

    #351030

    Lorence
    Participant

    I used to think we were just lucky to have a well behaved child – we’ve taken him to every restaurant we’ve gone to both here in Columbus and while on vacation, not only without incident, but often with compliments on his behavior. Over the past 9.5 years, he’s developed a keen sense of food, and while he does indeed like Bob Evans and the Spaghetti Warehouse (he IS a kid), his favorite dish of all is the Portobella Mushroom Ravioli at Vino Vino. What I’ve learned is that this isn’t a matter of luck at all. It is indeed training, but training that comes from sitting as a family for dinner each night, involving him in the cooking process, from menu creation to shopping to prep (he’s developing good knife skills already). All of this is going to serve him well in the future and is great for us now – we can (& do) take him anywhere. ‘Course, we don’t usually go to drinks-only bars, though.

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