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CoffeeTreks

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Sorry to hear this, We love children at our Inn. They are so cute in the mornings at breakfast. (OK, Some are!) Two days ago a little girl asked Margie if she could hug her. BUT, and it's the BIG BUT - The Parents make all the difference. Maybe, people are used to No Children at many B&B's - I think they are on there best behavior??? I like to think so anyway. People are a Pain for sure! We try to remember that everyone is doing there best..... Honestly though, we don't get many Children - I guess we may feel differently if we did ???
Ha! It's so nice to hear that viewpoint! We have a six year old, so, as a parent traveling with one of those little humans, I was going to keep quiet on this thread. I agree parents make the difference...we have also had our share of overly energetic kids, but I wouldn't ban them. Now, if I could only ban some of the parents....
 

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Back in the day I traveled with 5 and then 4 of the 2-legged animals! They fought each other in every State we were in, BUT they knew which side of our front door to be themselves. Once they touched the sidewalk (or we were in Public) they became kind, pleasant, helpful people (I would have "killed" them had they been otherwise). It was hard to realize people were talking about MY mob when they said such nice things about them!
 

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the worst kids we had behavior-wise were our grands... running up and down the stairs.... nipped that in the bud!
 
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There were two sets of families that turned me off to kids, which is sad because I've had some good ones. One set rented all four rooms for a ski trip, with three kids hopped up on artificial colors and sugar (I could have opened a small Sam's for all the cookies, crackers, chips, and sugary drinks they brought!). Another set had a screamer. No kids under 12 here from then on. I will make exceptions for only children as they don't seem to be as bad as if there are two egging each other on. I look at it from a guest's standpoint. I wouldn't want to pay good money for a nice, quiet stay only to hear someone else's kids down the hall carrying on. Saved my sanity for sure!
 

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with kids we always ask when they reserve "if your kids are well behaved, we'd love to have them. we don't know your kids but you do..." at that point half the moms say oh no that's not my child thank you... the other half say their kids will be fine... Never fails, we have gotten lovely kids... we find that 1 to 6yo are the problems
 

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Ha! It's so nice to hear that viewpoint! We have a six year old, so, as a parent traveling with one of those little humans, I was going to keep quiet on this thread. I agree parents make the difference...we have also had our share of overly energetic kids, but I wouldn't ban them. Now, if I could only ban some of the parents....
Ban some Parents!! Good one
 
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