Why do some parents feel so entitled to special treatment today?
Today I went to my regular spa for a massage, where of course they try to maintain a quiet, relaxing space for all clients. A mother showed up with her two small kids in tow playing loud video games on their ipads. She acted shocked when told she couldn't bring her kids back with her. She ended up leaving the kids in the waiting room for an hour, expecting the spa attendants to babysit them for her-which I don't even think they should have agreed to do.
Is it just me or is that obnoxious, entitled behavior? Why would a parent think her kids have to be taken and welcomed everywhere they go?
I'd say for the same reason she thinks she's entitled to a massage while she should spend quality time with her kids in stead. I was just thinking the same thing the other day while sitting with a friend in a nice bistro while a two-year-old (if not younger) was running around and crying, obviously too tired, probably hungry too. The parents were watching the waiter babysitting and trying to do his job. I have zero tolerance for such "parents" and I honestly feel sorry for those kids. Why your spa and my bistro put up with it, now that I don't understand. The logic of keeping such customer is not exactly logical since it can cause dozen decent customers never to return.
So no, it's not just you Nicole
My massage therapist (in private) told me those desk workers could get into a lot of trouble with the spa manager for allowing the woman to leave the kids like that, if she finds out. That they should have refused her service, and I agree.
Not sure it's fair to say that she should be spending time with her kids instead of getting a massage. Maybe she spends all day every day with her kids and wanted an hour for herself. Moms are entitled to some 'me' time, too.
probably because shes stupid i dont see it sencable to take your children to a place where you and going the relax
I've seen that in places like the public library too. Sure parents need some time to themselves, but it isn't up to the librarian to babysit your child. If a man approached the child and left with them, the librarian has no way of knowing if that's the father or just a random stranger.
This was a foolish move on the mother's part. One should know the rules of a place of business, especially a Spa. Common sense would tell an adult that a Spa is no place for kids. The employees have no obligation whatsoever to babysit. They do not carry insurance for this and could cause the owners serious legal trouble if one of those children was hurt.
When the mother was told she could not bring her kids into the back with her....she should ALSO have been told that she should make an appointment to come another time, alone~ when she had child care for her kids at home! OR~ the mother should have realized she needed to leave with her kids then and there. She was assuming and rude. Parents have no right to impose on strangers to be responsible for their children. This mother was W-R-O-N-G....period, end of story. Stupid thing to do.
Some parents believe their children are special and should have lots of privileges. It is the same way that parents allow their children to misbehave in school without punishment.The schools and other places like this spa get to babysit, discipline, and not punish the child without the parent going through the roof. Some parents need a course to learn to take care of children. Maybe that is the way they were brought up, and they don't know the difference. Some establishments have signs about children not being allowed. Parents in my state do other crazy things like not dressing their kids properly for the weather, especially babies. It is so sad when we tried to do all the right things with our kids. The only way parents will learn is by constant correction of their bad behavior.
These are most likely the very same "me first!" people who cut you off on the road, intent on getting in front of you, only to be stopped in traffic ahead, or at the next signal, right next to you.
I always laugh and wave at them, and offer a shrug, as if to say, "Was it worth it?"
People like that are irritating, and have seen them complaining about seeing 'adults only' signs at restaurants and the like.
They are upset that they cannot bring their undisciplined brats along to disturb everyone else, but I am grateful for such establishments. I paid my dues; I raised my kids. Now, if I go out with my husband, I want a QUIET, calm, ADULT meal out, and I don't want to be interrupted by rude children standing on the booth seat and peering into our table space, or running around 'visiting' other tables, etc. ... and the trouble is, we cannot afford fancy 5-star restaurants, so yes, we end up at the chains or at least a small local eatery, which unfortunately, are 'kid friendly' places..But, we do try to go at hours least likely to have children present.
Today's problem seems to be that people don't seem to understand the difference between discipline and abuse, so they let their kids control the entire household. We are seeing a generation of spoiled brats coming up. I shudder to think what that means for the country at large.
this is wrong. Mom should enquire first whether there is any facilities for the kids at the spa. Kids should be place with a caregiver before coming to spa
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