Parenting 101 once again

I don’t go to a lot of kids movies but the last two weekends I have seen UP and Night at the Musuem: Battle of the Smithsonian. At the one movie the couple actually toted in a baby/toddler in an infant seat. I’m sorry, if your child is in one of those seats they are too young for a movie and they are not watching it…you are. If that child were to remain quiet throughout the movie then you are fine but it NEVER happens. The kid crys and I have to hear the parent constantly say “shhhhhh” and try to quiet him down. Then at the other movie the parents brought 2 children; one an infant and the other about 2. AGAIN…both were acting up and they did escort the infant out but left the other to whine throughout.

And don’t even comment that I should expect that at a kid’s movie and I should deal with it. No, what I do expect at a kids movie is maybe someone yelling out things here and there like “Mommy…why did he just do that” (I heard that this weekend). But whining and crying is not accepted and you should IMMEDIATELY leave when that happens. What I don’t understand is how a parent can actually continue to sit there…OMG, are they oblivious to the world. Have they not been taught common courtesy?

My plea…summer is here; it’s kid time. Parents; just because a person is a young age it does not give them the right to be obnoxious, rude, disrespectful and just plain bratty. You have to control them, it is your job. I know we are in a recession but this is one job you were not laid off from. It continues until they leave home!!! At the movie theater, restaurant or any public place your child should be taught manners and how to behave. If you are too lazy then do us all a favor and you and the family stay home.


4 Responses

  1. Just this past Saturday I took my family to a local restaurant chain for lunch. The moment we sat down a young child was screaming about 20 feet away. This was not a baby crying which by the way never bothers me as that’s what babies do. This was a 3 year old simply misbehaving. Thw waitress asked for our drink order and I asked for an empty glass to fling in that direction. She did not get the hint and walked off. The couple behind us asked to be reseated.

    After 15 minutes I started to get up when my daughter pulled me back in the seat and said, ” Oh no you are not! ” She knew I was going over to that table to have a word with the father.

    After 1/2 hour of almost non stop bad behavior we left and I glanced at the table to see this child standing in the booster seat, surrounded by 4 young girls of high school age. If only someone was able to guide them in proper manners perhaps it would be passed on to that child.

  2. I listen to my ipod whenever I go out so I dont have to listen to screaming brats everywhere. Leave those kids at home please!!

  3. Oh good Lord I couldn’t agree more! Just because I am not a kid doesn’t mean I didn’t pay for my ticket so I have a RIGHT not to have to listen to screaming kids or just bad kids! Way to go girl!

  4. At target yesterday there was a kid holding one of those Hallmark cards that play a song when its open. The mom kept telling him to close the card which he did, then he would reopen it. She probably told him to close it 5 or 6 times that i heard while i walked past.

    What makes it worse is the kid was sitting inside a shopping cart.

    And what makes it even worse was he was probably 6 years old.

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