...I'm sure that resolution won't last until Friday, but great googly-moogly, there are some rotten kids in the world.
Saturday night we went to Billy's for dinner. Even though it calls itself a tap room, and does have a bar, it is in fact a restaurant with a chef and excellent service and filet mignon on the menu. (Filet mignogn au poivre. Mmmmm.) It is located next to John D Rockefeller's old summer house, to give you an idea of neighborhood. (And has been around long enough for ol' Johnny to have stopped in for dinner now and then.) When we arrived, we were put in The Kid Room (you know, the room in back where they chuck potential problem customers), which seemed unfair because OUR kid is pretty good in public. But then, they can't know that.
The other kids that were there. Oh. My. Goodness. There were six kids to four adults at a large table in the corner. The kids threw food - AND DISHES - on the floor. Then they threw themselves on the floor and rolled in it. There was one kid in a high chair (the rest were from ages two to eight) who SCREAMED non stop, while it's mother sat and drank two bottles of wine and ignored it. And while I'm no Emily Post, I was completely floored when one of the parents took the cloth napkins and TIED THEM ON THE KID'S HEADS SO THEY COULD BE PIRATES. What in the FUCK??!!??
Meanwhile, my little one was calmly working her way through the shrimp salad and squealing (with a pointy finger extended) when she wanted a drink of milk. She also liked the cheesecake. If I didn't feed her fast enough she'd open her mouth and go 'aaaaah'. Very funny.
After nearly an hour of this... this... rampage of bad manners, they all got up and left. The one father said to the room at large "We'll get out of your hair now." while LAUGHING.
To which the husbeast replied, loudly, "ASSHOLE."
Everyone else in the room kind of went "Yeah. What the husbeast said." (There is a reason he is known as the husbeast.)
There was a group of little old ladies in the corner who applauded as the kids walked out.
Why do people like that have children in the first place, when they do nothing but ignore them? I don't get it.