to ask if anyone's going to own up to owning the badly behaved childred in the Lyme Park cafe today?

(91 Posts)
FishEye Mon 04-Jan-16 13:30:58

Jumping all over the sofas, running around... mums completely ignoring them. No discipline at all.

Come on, at least one of you must be on here. Defend yourselves!

TheSecondViola Mon 04-Jan-16 13:33:33

Yeah, they were mine. They are professional actors, and it was a short play written just to piss you off.

CruCru Mon 04-Jan-16 13:34:04

It wasn't me. My children are often quite beastly though.

Dinobab Mon 04-Jan-16 13:35:38

Children running around? Oh, how awful hmm

FadedRed Mon 04-Jan-16 13:36:29

Well, I sincerely hope not! They are in their twenties and should be at work! grin

Tinklebinkle Mon 04-Jan-16 13:36:55

Not me either, dcs are now too old to be leaping onto furniture. We have had many moments of shame when they were small though, so I feel I shouldn't judge. although I do all the time and will continue to grin

Novembercocoa Mon 04-Jan-16 13:37:40

Dino why is it okay for children to run around a café and jump on the sofas?

fusspot66 Mon 04-Jan-16 13:38:27

Not mine. Back in school today.

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Jan-16 13:38:43

Children running around? Oh, how awful hmm

That ^ is ^such a Mumsnet thing to do! grin

I mean ignore the fact they were running around in a cafe, jumping on sofas and being completely ignored by the adults in charge grin

GoringBit Mon 04-Jan-16 13:39:56

Are you suggesting that children should be running around inside a cafe, Dinobab? hmm You know, those places with servicing staff doing their jobs, carrying hot drinks and food? And, you know, with people relaxing? There's a time and place for children to let off steam, and a cafe isn't one of them, in my opinion.

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Jan-16 13:40:10

It could have been my DC

To be fair, I only ignored them because I was embarrassed

I mean what with them being 24, 16 and 13 blush

You should have had them clamped and towed away.

Stratter5 Mon 04-Jan-16 13:41:13

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Tinklebinkle Mon 04-Jan-16 13:41:24

It's not. Kids should be kept in order in public for their own safety alone. Mine could be a real pain but if they were they were removed. I know no one loves my dcs like me, but I always wanted people to like them! Which is easier if they are behaving appropriately. Especially in cafés!

thelittleredhen Mon 04-Jan-16 13:43:38

Not me, had to cancel our visit due to the hall being closed - I'm not going if I can't wear a vintage frock <flounce>

LagunaBubbles Mon 04-Jan-16 13:44:57

Do I are you one of those type of people that think I should be allowed to run around "expressing themselves" everywhere? Including cafes therefore running the risk of knocking into someone carrying food and drinks? Or you just another MNetter desperate to be seen as ever so PC or just desperate to disagree with what the OP says?

NotTheSpiceOfLife Mon 04-Jan-16 13:45:01

grin at the defenders of children running around.

Wasn't me, I can assure you. Partly because mine are at school and work, and partly because I wouldn't allow it because it's dangerous and fucking bad manners, both to the staff and the other customers.

Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 13:45:40

<runs off to check kids haven't hitchhiked to Lyme Regis>
Thank fuck. Not mine.
On a more serious note no kids should ever run around a cafe. Did you say something to the parents at the time? Or the staff?

GingerIvy Mon 04-Jan-16 13:46:29

Message withdrawn as it referenced a deleted post.

OurBlanche Mon 04-Jan-16 13:46:32

Ta and da! As they sometimes say...

LagunaBubbles Mon 04-Jan-16 13:46:38

That was meant to say Dino!

OurBlanche Mon 04-Jan-16 13:47:36

That did not go to plan smile

HorseyHat Mon 04-Jan-16 13:47:55

They were mine, they are not naughty, they are spirited.

Where is Lyme Park?

SheHasAWildHeart Mon 04-Jan-16 13:48:04

Mine! Jumping around because of all the pop and chicken nuggets they've had.

OurBlanche Mon 04-Jan-16 13:49:31

No idea where it is. But I thought the lime coloured fuzzy thing was appropriate. Amazing what Google can find!!

It definitely wasn't mine. None of them were up before 11am, ds1 didn't get up until midday, and we haven't seen ds3 yet. I suppose he coukd have made his way from near Paisley to Lyme Regis, but it is far more likely that he is still in his teenage pit bed.

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