I wonder sometimes if I am too strict with my kids while they were growing up. I realize, however, that I don’t think so. I knew what was expected when I left the house for a meal away from the dining room table while I was growing up, and I did my best to instill that in my family. It worries me sometimes that for whatever reason parents opt to not be parents from time to time. I guess they feel the need to pick their battles. As I see it, that is the problem in a nutshell.
Parents need to be parents. I came about as close as I ever have to asking the parent what they were thinking that day. However, I would probably have been told to mind my own business. Well, I wish I had said something now, although it is too late.
Perhaps they will read this and think twice the next time they are dining out. As I close for this week, “May I be excused from the table please?”
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