The article appeared on the front page of the B section of the Monday, May5, edition of the Washington Post and it is about nightclubs that open their doors to parents and their children 7 years old and under for a time of "clubbing" together. It's called Baby Loves Disco. Now I don't have any problem with little kids dancing and having fun with there parents, but this seems mainly to be a program to allow parents a day or night out drinking and dancing in a nightclub atmosphere with their kids. This is how the article described it...."it was a 300-person play date that mixed Bud Light and ba-bas, sequined halter tops and Huggies. Once a month, the latest in I-don't-wanna-grow-up parenting hits the District at the edgy nightclub of the moment,"
It was some of the quotes from these parents that really set me off.
"..... took a long pull on his rum and Coke. He was glad that he could buy a drink. He was, after all, huffing on the dance floor, his 11-day-old son, Henry, strapped to his chest in a Baby Bjorn and his wild 2-year-old, A.J., wiggling across the room.
His wife, ....., was delighted to get back into a nightclub so soon after childbirth.
"When you become a parent, you suddenly stop being this person you've been all these years, and that part is hard," she said."
Well, yeah, when you choose to have children you do become a parent!!! I don't think you stop being who you are you become a different facet of who you are. You now have a new role. In my old fashioned opinion if you don't want to be a parent that DON'T BECOME ONE! And yes it is hard! But it is so rewarding as well. As a parent you have a responsibility to your children and I personally don't think that includes taking them clubbing at 11 days old!If you would like to read this whole article you can see it here. It is not just a DC phenomenon. It is all around the country. I would be interested in knowing what you think. Am I the only old fashioned thinker that worries about what we are teaching our young ones about life and how is should be lived????? Just curious. If I am I will go find a rock and crawl under it.