We’ve covered this territory before of course, but a the risk of seeming a bit curmudgeonly I’d like to pass along a half dozen simple, straightforward childfree dining tips “borrowed” (Thanks, CFN Editorial Team!) from a recent Child Free Nation post, “Eating Out: How to Enjoy a Childfree Meal“.
It’s no fun to go out and listen to the soundtrack of crying infants, whining, or even the sounds of responsible parents trying to discipline their children.
It’s not that these kids are necessarily doing anything wrong. Babies cry. Toddlers lack adult communication skills. Parents do need to intervene (please oh please) when their six year old is chewing with their mouth open.
That being said, it doesn’t mean we want to witness the experience! (Child Free Nation)
Sound familiar? For sensitive readers in our midst, exhale. I’m not bashing restaurants that allow kids. In some cases I’m a fan. Other times not so much. But that’s not the point.
The point’s just to remind adamantly childfree diners (let’s call them ACDs), that ensuring an agreeable supper normally is an easy enough ambition if you follow some obvious pointers.
- Avoid Family Friendly Restaurants
- Sit in the Bar
- Ask for a Quiet Table
- Adjust your Timing
- Dress for Dinner
- Consider Take-Out
No brainers, right? Right. Except when they don’t't work. In which case you move on to “Plan B”. And that’s the real point of this post… What would you suggest for #7 on the Childfree Dining Tips?
- A Peek Into Childfree Living (psychologytoday.com)
- Five Reasons Childfree Adults May Be Happier Than Parents (whynokids.com)
- Behind the “Childfree” Label (psychologytoday.com)
- Sunday sans poussette (parisbypoussette.wordpress.com)
- Are the Childfree Missing Out? (whynokids.com)
- Discounted Seating Near Children on Planes (intentious.com)
- Childfree Women Have More Friends than Mothers! Fact or Fiction? (psychologytoday.com)