Brat bans

Kid-free zones seem to be increasingly popular over the past few years back in the US. Honestly, before I had a baby I'd have probably been in favor of the policy or at the very least indifferent to it. And now? We had our baby in SE Asia, where they take a completely opposite view towards kids and babies. When we walk into restaurants the waitstaff aren't cringing at the thought of a screaming child and bussing a messy table. Once they get over the shyness of approaching a foreigner they fight over who gets to take the baby. They pass him around. Even the cooks and dishwashers back in the kitchen get in on the fun. Keith and I eat in peace, and the baby gets returned to us with the bill at the end of the meal. … [Read more...]