Sara - posted on 07/12/2011 ( 280 moms have responded )
So, what are your thoughts on this?
All the noise, noise, NOISE! After 16 years, restaurant owner Mike Vuick has finally had it with all the crying and whining.
And that was just from his customers.
So he decided to placate them -- and soothe his own throbbing temples -- by banning children younger than 6 from his restaurant in Monroeville, Pa.
"Their volume can't be controlled and many, many times, they have disturbed other customers," he tells ABC News. He's talking about the small children, by the way, not the complainers.
Any 5-year-olds who wish to partake of the chicken strips at McDain's Restaurant and Golf Center better hop to it. ABC reports ban kicks in July 16.
"We feel that McDain's is not a place for young children," Vuick says in an email to regular customers.
Vuick describes parents who bring their young children to the restaurant as "impolite and selfish." He adds there will be no exceptions to the new rule.
"We've had the place here for 22 years, and the restaurant for nine, and I've noticed in those nine years there are certain parents who can't leave their children at home," he tells ABC News. "You know, their child -- maybe as it should be -- is the center of their universe. But they don't realize it's not the center of the universe."
Stephanie Kelley, a regular with her 13-month-old son Jameson, is outraged.
"I can't believe this," she tells ABC. "I am offended. This is just an ignorant policy. We really enjoy eating at McDain's, and Jameson is very well-behaved. If they're so concerned about noise, what do they plan to do about the loud people at the bar?"