Parents and Their Noisy Kids

Shelby Quade and Kyle Guice, Sophomore Op. Ed. Writers

You know what really annoys us? When we’re out having a nice meal at a restaurant with our families, and all you hear is someone’s kid whining. Nothing aggravates us more than that. Parents, if you know your child is not old enough to behave in a public place or that they don’t know how to behave in the first place, don’t bring them in a restaurant to begin with. Especially babies- everyone knows that babies are going to cry, no matter what, when or where. Babies shouldn’t even be in a restaurant to begin with and it’s not just restaurants, it’s almost everywhere. If you’re in a store, then that’s okay, but if you’re in a place where you’re suppost to be quiet or someone is talking, don’t bring the baby. I can’t even tell you how many times we’ve gone to quiet places, like a funeral for example, and a baby starts crying.
“It annoys the crap out of me,” agreed Mr. McCarthy. “My kids are old enough and know not to do that. I remember when I was a waiter, and I hated it when parents brought their kids who would make a mess and be loud.”
The parents are somewhat selfish in this situation, and we’ll tell you why. Most parents’ excuses for bringing they’re baby or noisy child out to places is because they can’t find a baby sitter. If you can’t find a baby sitter, then that’s too bad, guess you’re staying home. Don’t ruin everyone else’s night by bringing your noisy child to a restaurant. But most parents just don’t care and are only thinking about their self in this situation, they want to do what they want to do. I thought adults were suppost to be responsible, instead of being selfish?
So parents, please take other people into consideration before you decide to take your kids out in public.