I'm curious to see what peoples opinions are on this? (I would just post the article here, but I can't get it to post without making everything else all whacky and the spacing weird). Since I have mommy readers and those that aren't moms yet, I thought I'd get a good array of thoughts and opinions. :)
Personally, I see nothing wrong with the owner of a restaurant banning children from their establishment. Clearly they are aware of the ramifications, potential "backlash", potential drop in sales, etc. but if the majority of their clientele is people who don't have children, then why not? Feel free to disagree, this is just my take! :)
I might be the exception, and a tad overly cautious when it comes to this sort of thing (typically if my children get above a loud whisper I try to quiet them down. I know, I'm crazy, but I just don't want to be "that family"! ;)), I would never even think about taking my children to a fancy, quiet, higher-end restaurant. I worry way too much about what others think, and not to mention the fact that children, are, well children ;) You never know how they might behave. Sometimes you might be at a restaurant, and as long as they have a breadstick, straw or sugar packet (unopened, of course! :)) they are content as can be. And then you'll have those meals at a restaurant where they could be having the opportunity to cook the food themselves (of course, again, not that we'd allow that! ;)) but they still wouldn't be happy. They want out of the highchair, they want in the highchair, they want the crayons, they don't want the crayons, and well, you get the picture! We all have our moments, especially children, where a breakdown is eminent, and why would you want to ruin someones dinner by having your child scream and carry on?
What are your take/thoughts on this recent article?