Re: Things I can't say on Facebook Reply #30 – October 24, 2016, 10:46:21 am Quote from: charlie on October 24, 2016, 09:17:01 amI sort of agree with Sean here. My kids are all grown up now, two of them with kids of their own, and they are way more indulgent of their kids than we were when they were little. I wouldn't ever want to go back to the 'children should be seen and not heard' days, which is what it was like when I was a kid, when it was pretty much impossible to find a restaurant that would even allow kids through the front door. Many hotels back then would offer a high tea for children at about 5pm, after which they were not welcome in any of the public rooms. Even 20 years ago it was frowned upon to take a child into a restaurant after about 6pm. This won't be a popular view among many with small children, but... I do think that as a society we have now become too child-centric (even child-obsessed). Too many parents believe that the world revolves around their kids and have no regard for anybody else. I often hear people say things like "well, if the kids are happy that's the main thing". No it f*cking well isn't.I have perhaps too many children and I like to take them out to eat at decent places. but they should shut the f*ck up and understand the world doesn't revolve around them otherwise they don't come out and exist on toast.