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Open Letter to Mom With Multiple Unruly Children at Noodles and Company

Open letter to the mother with her "brood of failure" who visited Noodles and Company on the evening of Dec. 27.

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.

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Missy December 31, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I think the child's lack of discipline is the failure the writer is referring to.
Missy December 31, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I had this very same experience in a hospital emergency room last week of ALLl places. The mother just sat there while her children ran wild. When a patient who was ill and waiting to be seen asked her if she could please control her children she screamed and said "they are 4, 2, and 1 and taking ADHD medication ... what do you want me to do". The patient calmly responded "take them home and give them some more medication". It was very serious and intense but looking back on it I have to say it was also hilarious. You had to be there. Plain and simple, children learn discipline from their parents and if you never give it to your child, they will run amok, and your inability to corral them will be obvious by how they act in public places like the ER or Noodles and Company. (Said by a mother of three whose children were disciplined during their upbringing and can see the fruits of her labor in the behaviors of her grandchildren.)
Missy December 31, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I am sorry but I totally agree with the writer. The mother should have disciplined her children and made them behave better. Maybe "brood of failure" is not the term she should have used but if that is all you are taking away from this ...... well you missed her point entirely.
Missy December 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
@ Kristi .... VERY WELL SAID!
Missy December 31, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The victims of the senseless murder of the children at Sandy Hook Elementary is entirely different than parents who don't control their children in public places. SMH at your indifference to recognize that.

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