While we were on the Isle of Wight last week, we ate out most evenings in pubs.
And most evenings, I did a very good impression of a "grumpy old woman"
Free range kids.
Sometimes it was children running around, shouting, playing, in between the tables while their parents carried on eating regardless.
One time it was a harassed parent marching up and down holding a screaming baby, while his partner bolted her meal.
On one evening we gave up altogether and ate fish and chips from the takeaway sitting on the beach!
20 years ago when my children were small, we'd either have left them with a babysitter or we'd have gone to a child-focused place - and if they'd become a nuisance to other diners, we'd have left.
Now it seems the child is king, and never mind the adults.
Is this a good thing, or not? Over to you ;-)