No Kids Allowed; we didn’t say it, it’s all over the news. A restaurant in Australia and now an airline, all of them kicking kids out. Who is doing this? Why are they doing this? What’s the deal?
Why is this such a big deal? Are we jumping on a bandwagon or just being selfish? No, not selfish and no bandwagons here. So why the blog for this specific topic. We are posting this article to prove a point.
The point of our blog, the point why we are on social media, the point why we put ourselves out there.
My husband and I chose not to have kids and that’s that.
We chose not to have kids, and we are NOT choosing to be selfish. We are simply making a choice to be #childless. We have our reasons.
People that have children choose to have children just like we choose not to have children. Even if you have a child and say it was an accident, it was a choice. For those that say they weren’t trying to have a child. . . It was not an “accident.” Perhaps you were just not actively trying.
People choose to have children and people choose not to have children. Why does it matter what people decide? A recent article published said, “married couples who have no kids are placing demands on society.” “Selfish bullying,” he said. The author went on to say childless couples like my husband and I are “trying to get kids kicked out of restaurants.” Here is the link for reference or your reading pleasure, with all due respect @dadcamp – http://www.babble.com/kid/the-problem-with-married-couples-who-have-no-kids/
Wow. Okay. Does the author know us? Does he know people like us? Not really. The people he speaks of take up thousands of square feet in big houses in the suburbs and clearly he is not happy these unmarried couples are taking over “his” child-filled neighborhood.
We have never in our life complained about a screaming child at a restaurant.
Here’s a thought. . . maybe the people that complain about kids in restaurants are people just like him. Parents that want a night out and want to escape the life they have at home. Maybe it is “them” that complain. Maybe you should direct your anger at “your” kind of people, those that chose to have children.
Perhaps people that CHOOSE to have children are assuming what it is like to be a couple without children or forgetting how their life was pre-kids.
Picture this, if I’m at a restaurant and there is a kid crying or screaming, we’re not upset, we are actually undisturbed because when we leave we don’t have to listen to the kid screaming anymore.
We have a lot of friends and family with kids; toddlers to teenagers. Ironically, whenever we are with them, when there is a kid behaving badly; who do you think it is complaining?
What’s a little crying from a child that we don’t have to care for. We don’t have to deal with that situation once we leave.
We can go home to our “perfect-for-us” downtown condo, have a cocktail, “whine” about the kids at the restaurant, think about our last minute weekend golf trip and think about our life as an older couple surrounded by each other, fantastic family and wonderful friends.
As far as the childfree couples that live in 4000 sq ft homes? Who cares! None of our business.
And what happened to the Australian restaurant with No Kids Around? They say, “business is booming. . . people are drinking fine wine and spending up.” It may not be a coincidence, or is it.
About @NoKidsAround1 – In life and in our travels, not a week goes by without someone asking, “When are you having kids?” Choosing to be a married couple without children is not the norm, but it is our life and we are happy and completely fulfilled. We want to help others feel confident in their decision or circumstances if living childfree. And, well, why not do that while traveling, eating and drinking our way around the world.
#followourblocks as we, a Childless by Choice couple travel, eat, drink and #blog our way around the world. http://nokidsaround.com/about-us/