I hate your kids

So I'm at the St. Louis Symphony last night for the Music of John Williams show. I was totally shocked at the sold out crowd that came out to hear John Williams's music. What's sad is that I know the audiences for the upcoming Beethoven and Mozart shows will be much smaller.
So I'm at the St. Louis Symphony last night for the Music of John Williams show. I was totally shocked at the sold out crowd that came out to hear John Williams's music. What's sad is that I know the audiences for the upcoming Beethoven and Mozart shows will be much smaller.

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Anyway, a family of 4 sits in the $70 seats right in front of me. The husband and wife, probably in their mid-thirties, brought their two small boys to the symphony. If I had to guess the kids were somewhere between the age of 4 and 6. Too young for the symphony in my opinion, even if the orchestra is playing the theme to Star Wars.

The kids did not stop fidgeting, moving around, and overall just plain distracting me during the show.
So, I hate your kids. I understand that you're a parent and trying to expose your child to the arts but if you're little rascal can't sit still then please leave them at home. At one point, one of the boy's put his fingers in both ears. Really kid? You're listening to music composed by John Williams who is the greatest composer of our time and you've got your germ-plagued fingers in your ears?! I hate your kids.

Towards the end of the show, the dad left with one of the kids who could no longer sit still and never returned. What a waste of a seat. Some other music aficionado could have put those seats to better use.
Again, I hate your kids.

The mom worked really hard to try to engage the remaining son in the concert...looking at him, smiling at him, making stupid faces at him...so not only do I hate your kids but
I also hate you mom. Please know your kids better and realize their limits. Realize that the boy has a limited attention span. Realize that unless he is a child music prodigy, which clearly he isn't, this event is a waste of time. Realize that to most children, a bunch of people sitting on a stage playing instruments does not have enough movement to entertain. Accept that you're not being a bad mom if you don't bring your kid everywhere. And one more thing...Mom, don't wear flip-flops to the symphony. I don't give a sh*t if they do have faux diamond studs on them. It's tacky...no wonder your kids can't sit still and people like me have to vent on blogs about how much we hate them.