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    I would have sat there dying to say something to the parents, while my husband would be saying, just leave it alone they are kids being kids and forbid me to say anything. I would give the parents a death stare in an attempt to catch eye contact to give a sigh and my best look that says "Really!?!?!?"

    I can't fault the restaurant and wouldn't want to hold them responsible because it is not an adults only restaurant. Also, the fact that these parents were letting this happen and dining so late with children, would indicate to me they would not have responded well to the request from staff to change do anything about the situation and it likely would have made a scene, or ended in a bad review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    ...I can't fault the restaurant and wouldn't want to hold them responsible because it is not an adults only restaurant. Also, the fact that these parents were letting this happen and dining so late with children, would indicate to me they would not have responded well to the request from staff to change do anything about the situation and it likely would have made a scene, or ended in a bad review.

    I actually do fault the restaurant. By sitting by and letting one customer group ruin a fine dining experience for everyone else is a decision that they value one group over all the others. I would take that into consideration when making dining decisions in the future.

    If the restaurant manager spoke to the family and they still didn't reign in their kids, then I'd actually feel better about the restaurant than if they did nothing.

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    guess I have to put my 2 cents in.....was on a plane once ( well really more than once, but...) in first class trying to sleep as I had a long day at work, flew in really early and it was late flying home. Kid and mom get on and from the minute the child sat down he started kicking the seat behind me. I tried for quit awhile to be tolerant and it seemed like every time I fell asleep the kicking would start again. I finally turned around and politely asked the mother if she could have her child stop kicking my seat. She glared at me like I was doing something wrong....turned around and not a minute later it started again. I turned around and addressed the mother again telling her I would call the flight attendant over if she could not or would not control her child.....it stopped but I sure got the evil eyes when we were de-planning....
    Point is this.....If you can not or will make sure you've reared your children to behave in public no matter the circumstances then you should not be offended if someone else has to step in and ask you to control your children......
    I know I am showing my age for sure, but my mom allowed me to be a kid when it was time but also expected me to mind my manners when we were in public. She felt it was a show of bad parenting on her part if I was running around acting a fool.....So I have a hard time watching parents let their kids "be kids" where ever they are.....sorry, off the band wagon now...... :-(
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    A few years back we were at happy hour at Laguna at the then Radisson, now Hilton.
    A family group seated at the table next to us had a 3 year. The kid went up to the mother and whispered in her ear. She stands up and grabs a linen napkin off the table and takes the kid by the hand and walks over the closest palm tree in the sand.
    She puts the napkin down on the sand so the kid could cop a squat. #2 , not #1.
    We were in disbelief. Called the manager over and his reaction??? Shrug of the shoulders and "sorry nothing I can do, and he walked away".
    Sometimes there is nothing that can be done about a situation except to take your business elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    A few years back we were at happy hour at Laguna at the then Radisson, now Hilton.
    A family group seated at the table next to us had a 3 year. The kid went up to the mother and whispered in her ear. She stands up and grabs a linen napkin off the table and takes the kid by the hand and walks over the closest palm tree in the sand.
    She puts the napkin down on the sand so the kid could cop a squat. #2 , not #1.
    We were in disbelief. Called the manager over and his reaction??? Shrug of the shoulders and "sorry nothing I can do, and he walked away".
    Sometimes there is nothing that can be done about a situation except to take your business elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    A few years back we were at happy hour at Laguna at the then Radisson, now Hilton.
    A family group seated at the table next to us had a 3 year. The kid went up to the mother and whispered in her ear. She stands up and grabs a linen napkin off the table and takes the kid by the hand and walks over the closest palm tree in the sand.
    She puts the napkin down on the sand so the kid could cop a squat. #2 , not #1.
    We were in disbelief. Called the manager over and his reaction??? Shrug of the shoulders and "sorry nothing I can do, and he walked away".
    Sometimes there is nothing that can be done about a situation except to take your business elsewhere.
    Not a good thing to be teaching a toddler. I'd hate to be in a staff meeting with this kid 25 years later when he or she felt the need!

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    WOW! Mind Blown....

    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    A few years back we were at happy hour at Laguna at the then Radisson, now Hilton.
    A family group seated at the table next to us had a 3 year. The kid went up to the mother and whispered in her ear. She stands up and grabs a linen napkin off the table and takes the kid by the hand and walks over the closest palm tree in the sand.
    She puts the napkin down on the sand so the kid could cop a squat. #2 , not #1.
    We were in disbelief. Called the manager over and his reaction??? Shrug of the shoulders and "sorry nothing I can do, and he walked away".
    Sometimes there is nothing that can be done about a situation except to take your business elsewhere.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    holy crap.....
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    It kind of left me speechless!!!!

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    I guess we can say you never know!! I would never permit my children or grandchildren or great grandchildren to behave in that fashion and their parents would not allow it either. I would have to say something to the server and then to manager if this was not addressed. Hope this never happens. I feel people who are put in this awkward position when dining out.

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