Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:42
Everything nowadays seems to be geared to 'kids', horrible expression - with the Mad Women on the school runs driving like lunatics to get to the school on time, (don't worry about the other children wandering everywhere), and yeah, families having a day out in the supermarket, running screaming in the aisles of B & Q, and I'm sure some of them take a picnic lunch! Final straw is when I see restaurants and pubs advertising 'kids eat free' - no they b...dy don't - you and I are paying for them!
My three grandchildren are lovely, and luckily,well behaved and bright ( ages are 3, 5 and 10 ), but their parents, my son and daughter, and their husband and wife, are just as self-indulgent as most decent modern parents; totally different mind-sets now to earlier days.
I'm back to 'the good old days' moan, but despite the hardships, people were more self-reliant, disciplined, and basically sensible compared to now.
What an old misery I am today - we must start a 'happy days' thread of some sort!