Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Let Kids Run Wild in a Restaurant
Looks like the Brangelina brood is one wild bunch. Visiting Brad Pitt's hometown of Springfield, Missouri, the family hit Arris' Pizza and the kids were out of control, according to a witness.
The eatery closed its doors to all other customers so that Brad, Angelina Jolie, and kids Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4, could dine in peace -- sort of. They may not have had to fend off autograph seekers, but it wasn't anything resembling a nice, calm, family meal.
"The place shuts down for the entire night and the kids raise a ruckus," a source told Us Weekly. "They jump on tables and even throw food at each other!" There were no nannies in sight. Mom and dad "let the kids enjoy themselves," added the witness. "Brad and Angelina just sit there and talk to one another while the children run around in circles!"
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Kids have a lot of energy and they need to let loose. So I am all for letting little ones run wild once in awhile -- at a playground or park. Letting them jump on tables and throw food in a restaurant is not a good idea. It sends the wrong message. No child is an angel all the time, of course, but early on they need to know there are times they can go crazy, get dirty, and throw stuff around. But there are certain places they are expected to always behave -- restaurants, churches, stores with anything glass on the shelves.
They also need to understand that their behavior has consequences that affect other people. I imagine that the Arris staff had to work overtime to clean up that mess after the family left. Kids need rules, especially when it comes to how they act in public. It teaches them to respect not only the environment they are in, but all those who share it with them.
Do you think Brad and Angelina should have made their kids behave calmer at the pizza parlor?
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