The problem is the SS's of the world think because it is something that may appeal to their kids, they should take their kids and everybody else is supposed to understand that they neeeeeeeed to give their kids culture and their kids are just expressing themselves. How dare we, the public, take away their children s freedom of expression??
I have been taking my kids to stage shows since they were 4 and only because they knew how to sit still and act in public. I had older DD at Annie (which I paid extra for better seats than we usually got as a birthday treat) and there was a family behind us that thought they were in their own living room..noisy, whiny, couldn't sit still, eating loudly. My dd put up with this for only so long (she was 6) and finally she turned around and gave them a very dirty look..SS mom told her to turn around. A person behind them got up and walked out..a few minutes later along came an usher for SS mom and her kids. They were told they would have to be quiet or they would be asked to leave and as per the announcement before the show, they were not allowed to eat in the theater. Well, she just huffed and puffed, said her kids were enjoying the show and everyone else was bothering them. She got a bit too pissy with the usher and for that, she was escorted out. When we went out for intermission she was LOUDLY arguing with a manager type about the treatment of her children. They never did come back to their seats.