When Dallas Morning News columnist Jacquielynn Floyd wrote a week ago about her encounter with a difficult child at a store, I emailed to tell her I enjoyed her funny spin on the subject. I shared my experience going to Mi Cocina for Date Night with my husband – after 25 years raising four children, we’re just now beginning to have a little time to ourselves. I explained that my blog on the subject of unruly toddlers touched off a firestorm from parents who were offended – “my kid has just as much right to have dinner at nice restaurants as you do.”
Ms. Floyd mentions this blog in her follow-up column today, receiving her own avalanche of online comments. It seems there’s no middle ground between the outraged parents who resent the intrusion and the relieved store and restaurant patrons who appreciate someone finally speaking up. Check out her column and decide for yourself.