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Anyone else annoyed with noisy children and distracted parents at family gatherings?

MzAsh
When I was growing up, parents often encouraged children to their own designated play area during holiday gatherings. That way parents could talk, play cards, etc. Of course they were allowed to roam freely in the house but they weren’t up everyone’s asses the whole time.

These days things are different. Children are the center of attention and there’s no chance of adult conversation. There’s lots of overlapping noise and commotion, kids running around breaking stuff and parents yelling at them struggling to control their kids, and failing at it.

And people wonder why we don’t have kids or come over more often. Or maybe it’s just the in-laws from my family?
Anyone else annoyed with noisy children and distracted parents at family gatherings?
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