I was recently in a restaurant which, like many, had a bar. I observed a young girl (7-8 years old) sitting at the bar with her father. I have seen this before and it really bothers me. I’m not going to tell anyone how to raise their children, but why would you want your child to be exposed to grown ups drinking alcohol, cursing while screaming about sports and general adult behavior?
I will never understand people who drag their children into adult settings. It seems to me that judgement should trump the selfish desire. What I mean is that a parent should sacrifice their desire to go watch a game and take the child to a kid-appropriate establishment. I’m not sure where this decision comes from, but in my opinion it comes from selfishness. This father’s desire to watch a game and drink a beer was more important than using good judgement.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought I would toss this observation out to my readers to see if I’m way off on this or if others hold my opinion. What do you think? Am I way off?