Wouldn't it be nice if some of these establishments that cater to kids would have more perks for the parents who bring them there. This week I spent a couple of hours at the city pool and a couple of hours at the skating rink. I'm not the kind of parent who just drops off my kids at places like this and leaves. When they are in the pool, the lifeguards are kind of inattentive and the skating rink employees are not babysitters. They pay as little attention to the kids as possible.
Anyway, I spend a portion of those 4 hours wishing for comfortable seats, coffee, high speed internet, etc, I'd even settle for magazines. I also think that those pizza places that have game rooms with games that give out tickets the kids can redeem for prizes need to up the quality of those prizes a bit too. Let's try to make them last until we get out of the parking lot anyway. The parents would be more likely to take the kids if they didn't feel like they were being um, taken.