We've heard about moms changing their baby's diaper in a restaurant, but one couple took things a bit further. A couple in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a hipster enclave, wheeled an entire wooden crib to a local dining establishment. The parents parked the crib on the sidewalk of a local restaurant and then had their meal with the toddler inside of it. Woah. This is nutty even by hipster standards!
The crib has wheels on it and somehow the couple are able to wheel it around Brooklyn where, I imagine, they bring the kid everywhere! Seriously, that thing takes up half the sidewalk. WTF?
The manager of the restaurant, Rosarita Fish Shack, says that the crib bearing couple were "a first" for the restaurant. But she didn't seem too bothered by it, telling DNAInfo:
We were laughing all day. It was a highlight.
A highlight of what, exactly? Entitlement issues? Look, I live in Brooklyn. Parents here are some of the most self-entitled in the world, believe me on that. But let's go over what the parents could have been thinking.
They wanted brunch. Junior acts up at restaurants. Screams, runs around, throws utensils, draws on the tables, smashes up the sugar packets, spreads salt everywhere, pours water on himself, etc. Parents think that bringing his crib is the solution. Junior will sit there and occupy himself while they actually manage to finish a meal.
But the solution is actually beginning to teach your kid how to act when he's NOT in his crib. Kid acts up in a restaurant, leave. Yeah, it sucks to leave, but if you actually do that a few times, the kid normally catches on and stops misbehaving. The kid in this photo looks old enough to understand how to behave -- IF the parents were teaching him how to behave. It's called learning.
I suspect the parents will be wheeling this kid around until he's 15. He'll grow up thinking it's okay to act however he wants, and that he never needs to modify his behavior, because in his mind, he's still in his crib!
Please, don't let this be a new trend. (P.S. If this child has some medical issue that prevents him from leaving his crib, then I duly apologize.)
Do you think this is okay?
Image via DNA Info/Ben Frachtenberg
Pens, pencils, markers, etc.