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IvansMum Alberta 40 posts
8th Mar '13

I wish I would have made this into a poll lol

LittleTiger 2 kids; Azeroth, .., United States Minor Outlying Islands 11431 posts
status 8th Mar '13

The kiddy play area is where they can let loose and blow off some steam. If they were literally running and jumping on chairs inside McDonald's then yes. I would be a bit peeved at the parents for not making it a lesson because people should always be respectful of others and use manners. Too many people going in and out of there. I wouldnt want the kids to get hurt or they accidentally bump into an older person. What better place to learn the basics then in a kid friendly establishment? Teach them right and they will behave in nicer places as well.



If the kids were just bouncing around excited and making a little noise, then no. Thats just silly. I wouldnt make a post about it. Kids have lots of energy.

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
8th Mar '13

Personally I would try to keep my child from running around being too loud, unless we were in the play area, BUT at a mcdonald's type resturaunt, I would not be bothered by other children doing so.

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2842 posts
8th Mar '13

I only let my kids run around or wander if we are at one with a play area. Even then myself or dh is right there watching them at all times. I don't find it annoying though whether we're in McDonald's or anywhere else for that matter.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sugarhiccup:</b>" I only let my kids run around or wander if we are at one with a play area. Even then myself or dh is ... [snip!] ... watching them at all times. I don't find it annoying though whether we're in McDonald's or anywhere else for that matter."</blockquote>




Yeah, honestly I could go out to the fanciest pish posh restaurant on a date night and still wouldn't be bothered by someone else's children. I understand that sometimes it's hard to keep children from acting a certain way if they're deadset on being little bum heads. Not all children are easily "controlled" because like it or not kids aren't robots.



I personally avoid situations where I know my kids might flip out and get silly, but you just never know when it's going to happen.

oohlala Heidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 219 posts
8th Mar '13

I don't think that makes the parents lazy at all, what's wrong with letting your LO explore the child friendly resturant? It's that or you could force them to sit down & be miserable, I let my LO explore all the time, grant it we don't really go to mcdonalds but at subway I have. The person who wrote that sounds ignorant & stuck up, they said "bratty little kids" so it makes me think the children must have done something to irritate them but seriously who gets mad at a little kid? They are innocent & hardly ever know better. I bet this was a young, most likely teenage girl who posted this...

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
8th Mar '13

If they are running around and screaming, and there old enough to know better and behave (like 6 +) then yes I'd be annoyed. There old enough to be able to sit quietly. If there like three? Running around wouldnt bother me but if there like screaming ya. I just hate screamers lol

LittleTiger 2 kids; Azeroth, .., United States Minor Outlying Islands 11431 posts
status 8th Mar '13
Quoting -()-()-()-:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sugarhiccup:</b>" I only let my kids run around or wander if ... [snip!] ... avoid situations where I know my kids might flip out and get silly, but you just never know when it's going to happen."


:!: Its when the parents completely ignore the behavior that it gets annoying.

JΔ$ Georgia 76650 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღ Heidi ღ:</b>" I don't think that makes the parents lazy at all, what's wrong with letting your LO explore the child ... [snip!] ... a little kid? They are innocent & hardly ever know better. I bet this was a young, most likely teenage girl who posted this..."</blockquote>



I can't stand other kids and I'm not a teenager.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting LittleTiger:" :!: Its when the parents completely ignore the behavior that it gets annoying."


Agreed.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting ღ Heidi ღ:" I don't think that makes the parents lazy at all, what's wrong with letting your LO explore the child ... [snip!] ... a little kid? They are innocent & hardly ever know better. I bet this was a young, most likely teenage girl who posted this..."

Really? Give the kids a bit more credit. They know a lot more than you think they might. Now we dont know the exact situation that happened here. If the kids were actually running around screaming and disrupting people and the parents did nothing. Thats wrong and lazy. If the kids were just kinda playing near their table because they were bored and the parents were attempting to keep some kind of control then its just kids being kids.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
8th Mar '13

The dining room at a McD's is for eating. My child needs to sit and eat, not run around, tripping people up as they make their way to their table. I don't think running around in any dining room is appropriate...unless it's Chuck E Cheese or a place designed for it. I think it's kinda rude, actually.

oohlala Heidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 219 posts
8th Mar '13

If you read the original post she says that they were most likely not running... & not all little kids do know better it depends on how they were raised

oohlala Heidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 219 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" The dining room at a McD's is for eating. My child needs to sit and eat, not run around, tripping people ... [snip!] ... in any dining room is appropriate...unless it's Chuck E Cheese or a place designed for it. I think it's kinda rude, actually."</blockquote>




Did no body read the OP? She said they were most likely not literally running around... so they were probably walking around, exploring, looking at the toy display I hardly believe they were destroying the place. I just look out for little kids when I'm in places like that, I'm not gonna have a fit if a little kid runs past me, get over it your in mcdonalds.
If you don't like it maybe you should reassess why you are even eating at mcdonalds in the first place.

oohlala Heidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 219 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Really? Give the kids a bit more credit. They know a lot more than you think they might. Now we dont ... [snip!] ... their table because they were bored and the parents were attempting to keep some kind of control then its just kids being kids."</blockquote>




The OP says they were not literally running around... if ppl are gonna complain when they are at a mcdonalds then maybe they should reassess why they are even eating mcdonalds in the first place.