Should We Have to Keep Our Kids Quiet at the Beach? Ask Kim Zolciak!

Kim Zolciak
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I've always been a firm believer that the world does not revolve around any one person's children. And as a mother myself (I have 3- and 1½-year-old boys), I try my best to make sure my kids aren't super disruptive or running through places like a mini demolition team. But that doesn't mean there won't be times when they act like kids (shocking), which is why I understand Kim Zolciak-Biermann's frustration that a stranger asked her to keep her kids "quiet" on a beach. Yes, a beach!


Who the heck knows exactly where Kim and her family stayed during their Turks and Caicos vacation. But knowing the former Real Housewives of Atlanta-turned-Don't Be Tardy Bravo reality star, it's a pretty safe bet Kim and her free agent NFL hubby Kroy Biermann shelled out some dough so their clan (sons KJ, 5, and Kash, 4, came along with Kim's daughters Brielle, 19, and Ariana, 15, from a previous relationship) could enjoy the good life. And that likely spelled trouble, as some people believe children shouldn't stay in swanky locales.

... Even if their parents can afford it.

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I likely would've had a ball, taken a few snaps of everyone (I don't do selfies much), and pretended I was a Baywatch lifeguard doing that iconic slow motion jog to the water.

And like Kim, I likely would've given a WTF face if someone came up to me and asked me to keep my children quiet.

"This lady on the beach came up to me and said: 'Could you keep you and your kids quiet? It's a very quiet, peaceful beach.' Bitch, what? They're 4 and 5," Kim said in a series of Snapchat videos, People reports. She continued:

We've been nothing but respectful. I told her: 'Well, why are you always sitting next to me? Move your f---ing chair to the other end of the beach!'

I said: 'That's okay, bitch, because we're leaving.' She's like: 'I'm not asking you to leave.' I honestly told her: 'You might want to f---ing loosen up, lady. This is a beach that a lot of people pay a lot of money to stay here and enjoy the beach and if you don't like it, f---ing go somewhere else. It's life.'

So KJ's trying to be really quiet and respectful, but his feelings are hurt, which makes me really mad ...

Minus the b*tch-calling and f-bombs (definitely uncalled for), I find myself agreeing with most of Kim's sentiments.

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Unless my children are sprinting back and forth in front of someone, throwing sand or water on them, or doing anything to intentionally -- and personally -- annoy a fellow vacationer, or are breaking some rules (was this beach for adults only?), I kinda feel you're asking to start something by trying to get a parent to quiet his or her kids.

... Especially when they're outside, at an accessible location like a beach, and it's during the day.

I can't speak for Kim, as I don't know her children, but my boys get excited when we go out. Whether at the grocery store, Target, or on vacation, they love to smile and laugh -- and I can't imagine someone being bothered by it.

My husband and I love to travel when we can and don't feel like we should automatically pick destinations or accommodations that are solely for families -- in an effort to appease any travelers who don't like being in the same vicinity as kids. (News flash: Not every parent monitors his or her kids or corrects them, and that can make trips a pain for other families, too. Annoyance isn't exclusive to people without children.)

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If we can afford to get one of those dreamy cabana-type rooms with a view of the ocean, and if the resort doesn't have an issue with children coming (prayerfully they have some sort of childcare for the times we want to steal a few moments together), I'm sorry, but we're taking it.

I personally don't like hearing annoying people complain and belittle the staff during trips -- which sadly happens more often than I'd like to see -- but you don't hear me going up to those people, saying, "Hey, could you please keep it quiet? This is a peaceful place."

Is there not enough room on the beach for everyone?



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