A couple of weeks ago, I brought my kids Chris and Nicole to church. We went to an earlier service than my other kids. After church I brought them for some snacks. The downstairs where the church service was, was mostly restaurants and other shops. Really we end up going to the food court, which is okay because we just want a drink and a halo-halo.
After ordering we went to sit down and waited for our orders. So with Nicole she likes to borrow my cell phone and do her favorite thing taking a bunch of selfie. Then the waiter brought our orders. We were half way through our meal and I saw a kid climbed on the counter of the restaurant. At first he was just sitting, the server lady was just at the other side of the post. She can’t really see the kid climbing. Plus they were busy on the other side of the counter. Then, the kid stood up and starts walking on the counter. I was shocked then. Then the server noticed the kid and told him to get off and go to his parents. The kid just starts smiling at the server.
The kid went away for a few minutes and brought a cohort with him. The first kid showed the second kid how to climb but the other kid was too young to get up on the counter. He can’t really climb, so the second kid was just at the bottom and watching the first kid when he’s walking on top of the counter. It was really shocking that as if nobody noticed it. I was already edging to tell the server to please let that kid get of the counter. My gosh, I’m already thinking where was that kid walking with his shoes and imagined the dirt that he brought to the counter.
I wonder where’s the parent of those kids. Are they not teaching their kids to not be climb on the counter like that. I mean, I think the kids really tried to be superman/spiderman at the house on the counter or table or whatever you have in the house. But I think if the kids were taught properly they would not be climbing on the public place like the restaurant counters for that matter. I’m sure that the parents were busy with something else other than taking care of those kids, hopefully they’re not busy looking at their wall on Facebook or Instagram or their messenger.
Really after seeing those kids there, It will be awhile for us to go back there. It might even be never again. I showed to my other kids the picture and they didn’t even see the picture when that kid was walking on the counter and I could tell my kids didn’t like it one bit. They even asked me where’s the parents of those kids. I also place a big responsibility of the parents of those children. Those kids would not be wondering around the restaurant if the parents didn’t allow them to go anywhere other than the table they’re supposed to be sitting at.
Is this the new trend now for kids to be climbing all over the place if they want to? I’m sure the restaurant will be in trouble if the kid fell and got hurt. What do you think guys?