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    GREAT grandchildren....really? tell me you are NOT old enough to be a GG.

    looking good !! real good !!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sue M. View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue M. View Post
    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.
    Great Granny.... OMG.... you don't look old enough to even have grandkids.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    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.
    Maybe they were from the West Coast and the time difference had them eating later than usual? Not excusing the kids or parents actions, but time changes and jet lag are a reality when traveling to Aruba from other than the East coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danadog56 View Post
    holy crap.....
    I see what you did there

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    Maybe they were from the West Coast and the time difference had them eating later than usual? Not excusing the kids or parents actions, but time changes and jet lag are a reality when traveling to Aruba from other than the East coast.
    That's a good point.
    We typically eat early, so we recognize we will be around more families. We had kids running through tables in the sand at Barefoot once, but they weren't close to us and it wasn't busy so I don't know that anyone was bothered. It was kind of funny watching the parents trying desperately to keep them out of the water with their little dressy clothes on. They were doing group photos at sunset.

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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.
    OMG what is wrong with people.

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    Yes, we are great grandparents, a great granddaughter who will be 4 in April and a great grandson who will be 2 in August. Thank you all for the nice compliment. We got married at 19. My son was 50 years old this past year and that hardly seems possible. Time really flies by.

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    Awesome Sue! Congratulations! I hope I get to see great grandchildren someday
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I love children, but we had 3 little boys and if they misbehaved, we were out of there. Sue, you look amazing! I am looking forward to grandchildren, as my oldest is 30. Maybe one day.

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