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Today is International Childfree Day

01 August is International Childfree Day.

Watching for interesting ‘days’  has thrown up a number of weird days, most of which I ignore, but as I had expected this one to relate to something quite different from that which it actually does refer to, I thought I should raise it.

While I will admit to not having children, this is purely a result of how my life has progressed, rather than any sort of deliberate choice or plan.

In fact, I find the whole idea of deliberately planned ‘childfree’ to be slightly disturbing, at least as part of a movement, as opposed to a more personal choice, since we should all be able to choose how we live out lives.

I’m not going to try to explain this one – I don’t even think its own web site does the job, but here it is anyway…

International Childfree Day


On to what I thought (hoped?) this day was about, but turned out not to be.

I’m one of those apparently horrible people who wants places that are ‘child free’ in the sense that children are barred from them.

I want pubs, restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas and similar places to have areas, or perhaps times, when children are barred, or not welcome, so I can enjoy them without the little monsters running around wild and ruining my day/evening/visit or whatever.

I’ve had important business meetings and lunches held in some places ruined as kids ran around playing, or screaming babies let loose with their endless crying.

I’m NOT saying those with families should not be made welcome in public places, as I have been so misrepresented in the past.

All I’m asking for is a little consideration, and to be given the same freedom to enjoy a venue in peace, just as the families with screaming or unsupervised kids are given.

And, I’m not even going to start on the parents who exercise NO discipline over their offspring.

Consider my mug (and my standing order for duct tape).

Silence Is Golden Mug

01/08/2019 - Posted by | Civilian |

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