Thank you, taxchick. Reason is not eschewed entirely. Can you imagine dragging kids into any convention?
We took our kids to the NRA convention. They like guns! We skipped the parts that involved sitting around for speeches, and just saw the displays.
I understand there are activities planned for convention delegates during the days of the DNC, with the major speechifying in the evenings. In theory, a delegate with children along could do this-and-that with them during the day, and then get a sitter for the evening. I would not be comfortable with that - leaving the children with someone I didn’t know - even if I didn’t have a nursing baby.