Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Enjoy Your Dinner

Husband Hank is so thrilled about the new rule concerning McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Pa., that he’s almost ready to move to Pennsylvania. O.K. Not really, but ALMOST!

The restaurant has taken the drastic step of banning children under the age of 6 from its “upscale-casual” eatery. Mike Vuick, owner of the restaurant says he decided on the ban because today’s rude, indulgent parents fail to shush their unruly kids. Before taking this step, he has asked parents of misbehaving children to consider another diner, and the parents retort, ”How dare you tell me what to do with my kid.”

Husband Hank and I raised four boys and they are all my favorite sons. But when they were under 6 and we went out to eat, we got a baby sitter. If that was impossible, we did take out and ate at home on paper plates, while we watched a family movie.

Kids need to be kids. I say "CONGRATULATIONS” To Mike Vuick. We will not be moving to Pennsylvania, but Mike does report that his business has increased by 20% since he established the new rule!