Skip to comments.The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading
Posted on 07/27/2011 12:00:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
What's the matter with kids today and why doesn't anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.
Earlier this month, McDain's, a Pittsburgh area restaurant that banned kids under 6 became a mascot for the no-kids-zone movement.
According to a Pittsburgh local news poll, more than half of area residents were in favor of the ban. And now big business is paying attention.
"Brat bans could well be the next frontier in destination and leisure-product marketing," writes Robert Klara in an article on the child-free trend in AdWeek.
Klara points to Leavethembehind.com, a travel website for kid-free vacations, with a massive list of yoga retreats, luxury resorts and bargain hotels around the world that ban children.
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We’ve been complimented on our kids behavior as well, and that was when they were really little.
OTOH, they LOVED to eat out and KNEW that if they acted up, it wouldn’t happen again. Plus, crayons and a coloring placemat provided by the restaurant go a long way to relieve the boredom waiting for the food.
It’s a weird thing, I think that people both expect too much and not enough out of their kids at the same time. Kids can rise to the level you set for them, but they are, after all, only children and do not have the self-control that adults do. Sometimes you have to work within their limitations. IOW, start out at family friendly restaurants where their behavior isn’t quite such an issue and no REALLY fancy restaurants until they were mature enough to handle it.
That could make for some expensive dining.
If the kid had hit me, I’d have called the police and have the mother on assault charges. After I’d informed the store they were open to a suit.
I am not childless, I am childFREE!!!
I think it is a sign of the times when parents can not get away from the children via extended family babysitting.
One sets aside time to be together as husband and wife without the kids only to have it ruined by somebody else’s brats.
just trying to find the other have only to have to endure screamig and running children.
well lets just skip airplane flights.
I currently have five kids. We rarely take them out to eat because it is too expensive, for starters, and because it is almost guaranteed that at some point or another, one of them will melt down. We try to get it under control quickly but there have been a couple of times where we have asked for to-go boxes and got the heck out of there!
I don’t want to disturb other customers and I certainly believe that businesses have the right to set their own rules. I do still hold a bit of a grudge against rules like this because we treat our kids to the restaurant of their choice for their birthdays. I’d hate to think that one of my older kids wouldn’t be able to enjoy a “fancy” restaurant because he/she has a younger sibling.
We’ll just choose another place to eat but I think that I’ll probably never go to a place like this, even when I’m child free. I wonder if my kids will grow to do the same. They don’t want my business now? So be it but they will most likely not get it in the future, either.
I can think of several jokes for this image, and most of them would get me banned.
Seventeen minutes. Minimum.
1 Ceiling Cat iz mai sheprd (which is funni if u knowz teh joek about herdin catz LOL.)
He givz me evrithin I need.
2 He letz me sleeps in teh sunni spot
an haz liek nice waterz r ovar thar.
3 He makez mai soul happi
an maeks sure I go teh riet wai for him. Liek thru teh cat flap insted of out teh opin windo LOL.
4 I iz in teh valli of dogz, fearin no pooch,
bcz Ceiling Cat iz besied me rubbin’ mah ears, an it maek me so kumfy.
5 He letz me sit at teh taebl evn when peepl who duzint liek me iz watchn.
He givz me a flea baff an so much gooshy fud it runz out of mai bowl LOL.
6 Niec things an luck wil chase me evrydai
an I wil liv in teh Ceiling Cats houz forevr.
“Because I had worked my ass off all day and wasnt in the mood for a confrontation with mommy dearest.”
But you’re in the mood to complain about it?
Babies should be banned from all but G rated films.
“On the one or two occasions that I have done just that, Mommie dearest went off on a skree that would have put the saltiest drunken sailor to shame.”
Well, then that’s a reflection on her. I’ve done it as well...several times. Never had a problem. But then again, I’m a very big guy.
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