Monday, 4 February 2008
No children please
Yesterday Steve and I went to an outdoor free music event. They hold these every Sunday in the Domain, which is a large park with different areas for different things. It was a saxophone quartet and was fantastic. This week it was in a smaller area of the Domain called the Wintergarden. Now, the one thing that surprised me about going to this was that there was a LOT of children there. Back home, this would be considered an adult event and if there were kids running around, it would be frowned upon. I realise kids need culture too, but can't they get it at home or places that are designated for children? A lot of people with children will most likely be offended by my attitude, but I don't think children have any place at an event like this. I love my cousin's kids, I enjoy my friends' children on occasion, and I'll enjoy spending time with my new nieces and nephew when we get back to Adelaide, but when it comes to my social life, I don't want children anywhere near it. I think there's a different cultural attitude toward family friendliness down here, which is probably good for the majority, but a real sucky aspect of life down under for me.