Last night, we went to Stroud's for dinner. As usual the food was wonderful, but the atmosphere was lacking. There was a table close by with three unruly children and 2 very ignorant parents. Instead of taking the children out of the situation, the parents were yelling in the restaurant. We were totally shocked by the behavior of the entire family. If you can't control your kids, don't subject others to their behavior. Get a sitter; or if no one can stand to be around them get your food to go.
I am so tired of people thinking that their children can run free through a restaurant, not caring that other people are being disturbed by this. I'm tired of children standing up in the booth and placing their grubby little hands on the back of my head, that's why they offer high chairs. Parents may find this cute, I find it to be disrespectful.
I'm all for families getting out and enjoying a great dining experience, but remember that you are in public and you need to behave differently. You can be savages in your own home, but use common sense and manners in public.