Hiya. Witnessed the following scene in a restaurant tonight and am interested in what the general parent consensus of it is (me not being one).
Restaurant is a Mexican. Not super fancy, but not a chain one either.
Patrons are some single people, some small family groups, some couples of all ages. One big table has two couples and four kids. They are all happy, and the kids are singing a song together (over and over and over lol). Parents smiling. Kids start singing louder and the word poo is in the song which must be exciting for them because they get even louder.
An older couple next to me gives the table some cranky looks and starts tutting. Waitress goes over and offers kids some colouring books.
Little girl at table starts making a noise like some sort of dying pterodactyl. Squealing. The table is getting lots of attention now. The parents are chatting together.
Girls keeps squealing, and a single guy in a business suit moves tables to further away from them.
The older couple get up too, and the woman goes over to the parents and says "do you realise people are leaving because of you?"
Parent says 'and?'. About 15 minutes later the parents and kids leave, and as they do the parent complains to the girl at the counter about 'being harassed by the people in here'.
What do you think? Were the parents out of line, or was the lady? Or the restaurant for not keeping everyone happy.