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

<blockquote><b>Quoting -()-()-()-:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" So only immature people can vent? You have ... [snip!] ... have the mentality that children should do what they say, but then they personally display a different set of behaviours."</blockquote>



I completely agree & calling a child a brat like it is their fault is ignorant & immature.

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Because kids have bad/off days and sometimes act differently than how they were raised. "</blockquote>




Yeah but etiquette when in public is a pretty standard thing either they are taught how to act appropriate or not & if they are raised to act appropriate & don't usually a parent will intervene. Off day or not they shouldn't be called a name for it...

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Because kids have bad/off days and sometimes act differently than how they were raised. "</blockquote>




Yeah but etiquette when in public is a pretty standard thing either they are taught how to act appropriate or not & if they are raised to act appropriate & don't usually a parent will intervene. Off day or not they shouldn't be called a name for it...

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting ღ Heidi ღ:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" The dining room at a McD's is for eating. ... [snip!] ... 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."


She wasn't there so I'm not sure how she would know if they were actually running around or not. She was just assuming the person was exaggerating.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
8th Mar '13

depends on if they have socks on. I don't mind the running around. I do mind their germy feet are all over the play equipment. Socks are required for a reason.

Alicia Holz 2 kids; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 534 posts
8th Mar '13

in the play area i dont mind but outside of it yes..its just not safe...one thing i wish more parents would do is teach manners i have seen kids 5-6 years old push lil ones out of the way to get past them and the parents dont say anything..when my daughter was 3 she did it once and that was it i told her it was very rude and if she did it again were never going back..and she did good never did it again...

* Rob's Living Dead Girl Due February 15; Royersford, Pennsylvania 2936 posts
8th Mar '13

If it's proving to be disruptive then yes. If not, not really. I mean, it's McDonald's :)

~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6058 posts
status 8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღ Heidi ღ:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" The dining room at a McD's is for eating. ... [snip!] ... 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."</blockquote>




I just read all of your posts and you seem to be taking a very defensive position? Not sure why.



I don't need to re-evaluate eating anywhere. A dining room is a dining room and people EAT there. Why are you insisting that if people just want to eat, get ketchup or refill their drink, they need to rethink any restaurant, just because some people DO mind having to step over children. The inside of any restaurant, at a peak hour, can tend to be busy. People are carrying drinks and trays of food. It's actually a hazard in some situations.



No matter, most people are pretty good about making sure their kids behave and stay put and they recognize that a dining room at a public restaurant is probably not the ideal place to allow a child to wander freely.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
8th Mar '13

I know it's only McDonald's, the bottom of the barrel fast food chain and not a quality place to eat. I am a little surprised that people would let their children act up there and not think anything of it because it's "just McDonald's". I mean it's still a public area and I'm not talking about kids sitting quietly eating in silence but I really don't see how it's appropriate in any circumstance to allow your children to wander around when they are eating a meal. I don't let my kids do that at home let alone any public fast food places. Even when we are in the play area you eat your food then run around. It's not restricting to expect a child to stay in one general place during a meal before letting them loose somewhere outside of a common eating area. It's just basic manners and manners shouldn't be restricted to certain areas. You should be teaching your child to be aware of other people and mannerly everywhere, home, McDonald's or otherwise.

~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6058 posts
status 8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" I know it's only McDonald's, the bottom of the barrel fast food chain and not a quality place to eat. ... [snip!] ... areas. You should be teaching your child to be aware of other people and mannerly everywhere, home, McDonald's or otherwise."</blockquote>



VVWS. Exactly right.

* Rob's Living Dead Girl Due February 15; Royersford, Pennsylvania 2936 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I know it's only McDonald's, the bottom of the barrel fast food chain and not a quality place to eat. ... [snip!] ... areas. You should be teaching your child to be aware of other people and mannerly everywhere, home, McDonald's or otherwise."

You do have some strong points I must say.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60889 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I know it's only McDonald's, the bottom of the barrel fast food chain and not a quality place to eat. ... [snip!] ... areas. You should be teaching your child to be aware of other people and mannerly everywhere, home, McDonald's or otherwise."


I guess I read the OP and just kind of thought of letting my kids get their wiggles out. Not like, full on running around mcdonalds. That' insane. I will let my kids get their wiggles out though, I have no problem with that. It's all within reason, and I'd never allow them to disturb anyone.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting grace life:</b>" I guess I read the OP and just kind of thought of letting my kids get their wiggles out. Not like, ... [snip!] ... get their wiggles out though, I have no problem with that. It's all within reason, and I'd never allow them to disturb anyone."</blockquote>




I'm not talking wiggles, standing in their seat, trying to crawl under the table, that's just standard toddler crap. They all do it while we try to correct them in a way that doesn't come out as a growl. I'm talking actually disrupting other people which I have seen other children do and have stopped my children from doing often. My only point is that children will be disruptive no matter what you do but as a parent you should contain that disruption to your own table no matter where it is and reenforce proper table manners no matter where you are. Allowing children to wander from "your" area and disrupt other customers isn't okay, no matter where you are eating. Allowances will be made for age obviously but you shouldn't just dismiss that behavior because of where you are eating. It's not okay anywhere.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60889 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting grace life:</b>" I guess I read the OP and just kind of thought ... [snip!] ... be made for age obviously but you shouldn't just dismiss that behavior because of where you are eating. It's not okay anywhere."


No, I totally agree. I'd never tolerate that from my kids, ever.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting grace life:</b>" No, I totally agree. I'd never tolerate that from my kids, ever."</blockquote>



Me either, I don't care where it is. If we are eating a chucky cheese and I tell you to finish your pizza first I expect you to listen. And they do because I have never once tolerated anything less. They might fuss, pout, kick their feet and take ages but they know the rules because I've enforced them from day one. Keep your tantrum at a low level, don't leave your seat and finish your food. Get mad at me, that's fine but if you make a scene we will leave, no compromises. You behave or we will leave. I will not tolerate any of your crap, keep your cool and we can talk. My 4 year old gets it so it can't be that hard to understand.