I enjoy tasty hot noodles on a cold night like everyone else. What really hampered my enjoyment yesterday was a mother dragging her "brood of failure" into Noodles and Company in Menomonee Falls.
I have no problems with families with children as long as they are well-behaved, this group, unfortunately, was FAR from it. As the dead-eye mother stood there placing her order (without a care in the world), her unruly children were hyper actively running around, kicking each other, yelling, and acting very disrespectful to the establishment we were in.
Not to mention that the place was very busy and servers were constantly carrying very large trays of food carefully through the area that these hyperactive children were "playing" in.
Not at any one time did the mother of these "failures" do anything to stop this sort of behavior or discipline them. She did not tell them to "be careful of the servers" or take any responsibility for the fact that she was endangering both her children and others with her lack of parenting. It really was a sad state of affairs.
Both me and my husband were so disgusted at this display of lack of parenting that we would have walked out (if we hadn't already ordered our food to go).
So this open letter is to that parent: If you had the nerve to give birth to those hyperactive children, then YOU will take some responsibility and get them under control! Noodles and Company is NOT Chuck'E Cheese and if you cannot control them maybe that is where you need to eat from now on, at a place that children are expected to "act like children" with little to no discipline.