How do you feel about kids being banned from places such as restaurants or airplanes?
Excuse me while I step up on my soap box. Banning kids from places such as restaurants or airplanes effectively discriminates against parents in general. Who exactly do they think is paying for tickets or a meal? It is the adults. I have always taken my kids with me every where ever since they were born. If I went, they went also. I have never had the luxury of having a close relative’s house to dump my kids at every time I wanted to step out of the house. Once my husband and I had children we wanted to include them. We were a family unit and the unit went every where together.
I know several people that dump their kids at a babysitter so they can rush off to a hotel to have $ex, go to a movie, or go out to the bar to get wasted. I have also known folks who leave their kids at a babysitter’s while they march off for vacation. I guess I am an oddball because if my kids can’t go somewhere with me, then I am not going either.
When you get down to asking a question about kids being banned, that really goes against my skin. Wouldn’t businesses and airlines lose a lot more money by excluding people who have children? People with kids have to eat and people with kids like to travel. That doesn’t change when the baby is born so why would these same people all of a sudden be banned simply because they have their kids in tow? Once your kids come along, it is time to grow up and take responsibility. Priorities change. It is up to you as a parent to teach your kids how to act and conduct themselves in public. If places ban kids, where will they get this valuable experience from?
Kids grow up all too soon and become adults. Sure a lot of them can be brats and would be better left at home. Think about this though, if they are always left home they will only ever learn how to behave while at home. It is never too early for them to learn what is expected and how to behave while in public until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.