Small children are completely unpredictable, I know this from personal experience. But it often happens that the cry of a baby is sweet music for his mother, while others think completely differently.
Of course, children are the flowers of life, but no one has repealed the rules of behavior in society. And I always try to keep my child from disturbing others. And therefore, I consider that I have every right to make a remark if someone else’s child bothers me.
For children there are special places. I agree, it sounds rude, but to be naughty, indulge and have fun is much more appropriate in the children’s room, children’s cafe or at a children’s party, and not in a cozy quiet restaurant.
Therefore, I try not to forget that only I consider my daughter to be the sweetest angel, for strangers she is an ordinary child.
By the way, up to three years we did not go anywhere with our daughter. Because it was a torment for me and for those around me. Any of my attempts to take it off my hands and carry away something fiasco. Immediately a scream rose. And if she didn’t scream, she ran without looking back, which was fraught with injuries not only to the child, but also to the surrounding objects.
Now we visit public places for adults very often. And every time I remind and explain to my daughter the rules of behavior – this is silence and tranquility. By the way, recently my daughter and I were in a cafe, and we did not notice how our girls retired in another room.
As it turned out, they were noisy to sort things out. As a result, a visitor approached us and made a remark. He said that he had an unusually difficult day and most of all he now wants to be in silence, and not listen to children’s cries. To say that I was ashamed is to say nothing.
In Europe, I have often observed a slightly different attitude towards children. Screaming babies of strangers are touched, and running tops call out a smile. Probably, the difference in mentalities and attitudes towards life in general. People in European countries always seem more optimistic and benevolent to me, or something …
When we rested last year on the sea and took a car for rent, my daughter was sick. Fortunately, I was on time and got the package. Then, when I told about the incident in the office of the rental company, I was a little surprised by their reaction. The girl with a smile assured me that even if we had soiled the interior, it would be okay, because there is a dry cleaner, this is a child, etc. In our case, in a situation like this, it surely would not be without scandals.
I do not like other people’s children so much, so I will not keep silent in cases where children’s noise is inappropriate. Yes, I know about colic, gas, teeth, and I want something, I don’t know what, but why bring inconvenience to others? If I wanted to listen to children’s crying and screaming, I would go to the clinic or to the playground.
In part, I understand moms who are tired of sitting in four walls, the soul wants a holiday and I want to get out at least somewhere. But deliberately delivering inconvenience to others – no. And more than once I witnessed how a diaper was changed right in a cafe for a child. But after all they do not smell at all lilies, right?
If my daughter and I are in a public place, I try my best to make her stay there imperceptible. To do this, I think out beforehand what to take it with – I take with me the coloring, clean drawing paper, I charge the phone battery to the limit.
And how do you feel about noisy children? Do you think this is normal or make comments?