Letter: Leave your babies HOME!
Hoboken Babies: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should
One Hoboken411 reader emailed us expressing her disgust at the very rapidly growing trend of parents bringing their babies to the local tavern with them.
“I’ve seen on countless occasions sleeping babies inside many Hoboken bars in town, while the parents ignore the child while they suck down drink after drink! What kind of mockery is this town turning into?”
I suggested to the reader that maybe some parents don’t even understand that the child is a real human, but rather an “accessory” to their ever-so-important and self-indulgent lives.
“Agreed. It’s a travesty that these 20-somethings think they can live in both worlds with no consequences. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD. This happens so often that it’s becoming ridiculous. Why aren’t parents leaving their young children home?”
Perhaps if more sensible people spoke up to poor-quality parents and said that “bars are NOT places for children,” then this trend has a chance of being reversed. But as long as people just look the other way – it will only get worse.
Do you think little babies should be in bars at any point during the day?