Kid-Free Zones

The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

What’s the matter with kids today and why doesn’t anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.Lately, complaints about screaming kids are being taken seriously, not only by airlines, but by hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, and even grocery stores.

I really have no problem with this at all. Even parents want to have space away from their darlings.

You’re not a monster if you want a childless Harry Potter night when kids can attend every other showing. Providing child care in the store so you can shop without your kid in Whole Foods and Ikea is smart for non-parents and parents alike. Kids ask for things they can’t have and parents often hate telling them no. Maybe it’s hard to order from the deli counter and make sure little Johnnie doesn’t fall out of the cart.