As any parent will tell you, it’s not always easy to go out to eat when you’ve got little kids in tow. Kids, after all, can be restless and not always on their best behavior. One family in Washington has three kids (ages 2, 3 and and got a pleasant surprise at the end of a recent dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant – free ice cream and a $4 “well-behaved kids” discount!
A photo of the receipt was posted online and has prompted a heated debate over whether the perk was appropriate. Said one commenter: “You shouldn’t get rewarded for teaching your kids how to behave in public. That SHOULD be an expectation.” Another suggested adding fines for bad behavior, either by children or adults!
What do you think? Is the free ice cream and good kids discount a good idea, or should kids mind their manners without the expectation of something in return?