Yup I've been annoyed by children screaming or running around.
I've never been asked to leave because I'm strict in a restaurant and the kids know how to act. There has been a couple of times I've had to leave early because I've had a fussy kid but I wasn't asked to leave, I just knew it wasn't fair for the others around me to listen to a baby cry so we left.
I've gotten up and moved to another table. I don't think that's rude, I'm making the sacrifice and moving. Did the same thing at church too. Couldn't take it anymore and moved to the other side of the church permanently. No law saying I have to endure a tantrum, etc... just to be nice. I'm being nice by keeping quiet and moving.
I dont take my kids to fancy restaurants. I mean I do take the oldest because she is old enough to know better, but I wouldnt take a three year old. Yeah I dont want any annoyances when I am paying a boat load of money for a meal. If my kids misbehave at a fancy place or even McDonalds, we leave. I wouldnt ask anyone else to leave or complain though.
I don't bring my kid to nice restaurants, he's 3, he doesn't belong there. If he acts up in a regular restaurant we take him out or we leave. But DS is usually good, I think he's only really misbehaved once in a restaurant and he was under 2 at the time.
I did have an old couple ask to move across the diner away from us because we had a child at our table. DS hadn't so much as made a peep and was sitting at the table coloring nicely. The couple then proceeded to give us dirty looks and make comments about DS throughout our whole meal. I could never figure out why, because DS was behaving and was quiet the whole meal (the waitress even complimented us on how good he was being). That couple certainly ruined our meal though. Maybe I should have complained about them!
by Anonymous 2
August 6, 2013 at 9:42 AM
I have a friend that has two children and her kids are awful in restaurants. She requests that their food be brought out right away and by the time her food comes out, her kids are done and are ready to leave and the rest of the night is ruined for them. I don't know why she does that but she is one of those moms that her way is the only way.