This Goes Out to All the Hipsters Who Choose to Eat at Kid-Friendly Restaurants

  1. Carrie says:

    Last time I went to the hipster hamburger joint there were so many hipsters with babies in ironic, organic onesies and tiny fedoras, I felt guilty that my three were just sporting their usual lousy, non organic Target attire and ketchup on their faces. We must have gone to different burger joints!

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I don’t think my particular hip burger joint will ever get the hipsters-with-babies crowd. It’s too far of a drive for them!

  2. Angela says:

    Well, now I’m just trying to figure out where there’s a hip burger joint in Bellevue!! thanks for your (always) hilarious and spot-on take on things. πŸ™‚

  3. Kimberly says:

    Very funny! Love the haiku idea πŸ™‚
    We take our (almost) 5 year old out to eat with us all over Nashville every weekend. Hipster spots, ethnic restaurants, cafes… whatever. Usually for lunch. She’ll eat most anything we do and we never check if the place has kid-friendly amenities. We have a good time and I’ve never considered it an odd thing to do. We often see other little kids in these places too. Glad we have never had your experience but if we did I would just chalk their behavior up to their own weirdness. πŸ™‚

  4. COCO says:

    This is just a guess… but I think this dirty look could be from your son playing on your iPhone. Trust me… I let my daughter do the same so I can enjoy dinner. But I’ve had a college student approach me with the entitled opinion that it was bad for her education. It may not be that you were there… but their misguided view that it’s okay to judge your parenting decisions.

    • Litenarata says:

      Yeah, there is a large contingent of people who think kids playing on iPhones is the sign of a horrible, lazy parent. πŸ™‚

  5. Amanda Carlson says:

    I love this! Haaaa! We live close enough to East Nashville (1 mile “outside” of their limits) and have always brought our children with us to dinner. They are just now 5 & 8 years old and have never been an issue. Even if there are no children’s items on the menu, my kids will still chow down on an adult entree, so they are versatile. I would also love to know which place you were at. Toooooooo hilarious! I know the exact look you are talking about. πŸ™‚

  6. Richard Stewart says:

    I dunno, if your night out is ruined by someone giving your (oblivious) child the stink eye, I think that’s on you.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Oh, I never said my night was ruined, Richard. I said that the looks they gave us indicated that THEIR night was ruined.

  7. Andrew says:

    I certainly hope you’re teaching your children that it’s totally okay to judge someone off of the clothes they wear and make broad, stereotypical statements about a particular subset of people because you didn’t like the look they gave you or your son. And if they truly were “hipsters” like you assume they were(because no one other than someone who fits into your definition of a hipster would possibly be wearing some vintage clothes. And if they’re a “hipster” then they must be miserable poets(?)), then the dirty look was probably due to the fact that your son had his nose glued to a little screen playing a video game and not “discussing important topics like whether Gandalf of Saruman is the strongest.”

    And not sure that eye roll = night ruined. I think it just means that maybe they’re judging your choices almost as much as you’re judging the way they look.

  8. Clinton Pittman says:

    People who don’t have kids will never understand until they do have kids. They won’t grock how much their parents really loved them. They won’t grock how much trouble they were, and how little their parents cared about the trouble. Frankly, I don’t care if they care or not, and certainly not enough to write an article about it. You are much more understanding and polite than I would be. Plus, hipsters look like idiots.

  9. M. says:

    Another great post from you Lindsay!

  10. Gretta says:

    Tee hee…. A haiku.

  11. themommy says:

    This is kinda my feelings, too. In all honesty, they would probably be just as stinky-eyed at an elderly couple who were (probably loudly) asking about coupons and such.
    I get tired of everyone thinking they’re entitled to be child-free. Guess what? The population of the world tends to procreate (by relatively enjoyable means) and I don’t think we should be expected to hide the evidence of that until they’re 18! Yes, there are places where children don’t belong. A burger joint (no matter how trendy) isn’t one of them. Glad you enjoyed your ketchup-only burger! πŸ™‚

  12. Melissa says:

    Gandalf. Duh. πŸ˜‰

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