FIRST is WEDNESDAY HODGE PODGE from Joyce at From This Side of the Pond. This one is a great way to get to know some wonderful new bloggy friends and learn more about some old ones...not that I'm calling anyone OLD, mind you.
here but isn't this a perfect topic to discuss in our Wednesday Hodgepodge? Have at it friends...what are your thoughts? There was a restaurant here in the Charleston area whose owners discouraged families bringing their children. We never dined there because of that and, during a storm one year, that restaurant was demolished. I call it Karma. However, I will say that the Lovelies were very well behaved in restaurants. They never talked in loud voices or ran around the place. They were well-mannered from a young age for some reason unbeknownst to me. But it was great! Probably because we never took them anywhere when they were feeling bad or tired or having a bad day or whatever. Had they misbehaved, we would have removed them from the restaurant immediately. I have been in places where parents seem to not care how their children behave and it does get annoying. So, while I understand about the annoying part, I don't think I would patronize a place that banned children. It's seriously NOT the fault of the children---it's the parents'.
8. Insert your own random thought here. The youngest of the Lovelies will be leaving the teens behind her on Sunday. This is so depressing. How did this happen that she should reach 20 in such a short period of time?! The next to the youngest of the Lovelies leaves us tomorrow for Texas. I'm having an exciting week of depression.