I grew up with many young children, so I understand it's not easy for the parents and family to handle rowdy kids. That said, I recently attended a wedding where a baby was wailing right as the bride entered. Rather than remove the baby, the parent simply tried to quiet them to no avail, and I doubt the bride was thrilled about the situation. It'd stink to miss that part of the wedding, sure, but that's the risk you take when you bring young children to these events. Thoughts?
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Definitely, that shouldn't be allowed to happen at a one-time event like a wedding or funeral. That said, society can be a little harsh on parents when it comes to less-formal situations, such as planes or Sunday church.
I agree, especially with one-time events like weddings. With places such as restaurants, I'm more lenient, but if a crying child can't be quieted within a minute or so, it'd definitely be polite to remove them until they calm down.
Great minds think alike. At a formal event like a wedding, I'd remove them if they don't quiet within seconds; at most public places, I'd allow a bit more time before etiquette says they should be set aside and calmed.
I agree, but many people try to calm it down first, which usually just doesn't work. On the other side, glaring at the parents doesn't help matters either, and it's to nice to give them a pass too. Just not at weddings.