'So you've got newborns up to five, six, seven-year-olds and it's a great spot just to bring the family,' says the dad.
Are you one of those parents who is tired of taking your kids to the playgrounds with the same old swings, slides and see-saws and not much for adults to enjoy? Then you might like the proposition this dad and TikTok user (@mouche.man) has put forward: breweries, a place for the entire families to have a great time.
In a video that has struck a chord with many parents, he says: "For millennial parents, I am loving how breweries have become the new place to bring your family, your young kids. You're just hanging out. You're having a beer. The kids are running around in the grass having a great time, and it seems like we're all doing it.”
He goes on to talk about how it is perfect for parents with kids of all age groups. “So you've got newborns up to five, six, seven-year-olds and it's a great spot just to bring the family. Have a good time on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Friday after work. That's the place to be, not the park. Park's old news. It's breweries. Bring your kids. Have a great time,” he concludes. The video is captioned, "Best Millenial parent hack: Brewery hangs." It garnered about 88k views and 4675 likes.
Many parents loved the idea of taking kids to breweries. @winnywonks commented, "We need more spaces where families can exist together. My kid has fun at the kids' museum, but I'm bored out of my mind. Playground/brewery = coexist." @britt_bish2 wrote, "The first place we took our newborn out of the house was a brewery." @mtibs said, "When I worked in Australia the brewery I worked at had a playground and would host kids birthday parties!" @shannonkeeley shared, "Agree! Other restaurants would get more business if they made it kid friendly like breweries. We don’t do i-pads at the table. So love to have options."
There needs to be way more public places that are kid friendly. Author and therapist KC Davis—who goes by @domesticblisters on TikTok—raised an important question regarding it. She asks that if the world does not cater to kids, why are they expected to behave and be "upright citizens" once they grow up.
She first speaks about how spending the day at a specific toddler pool and later at a restaurant that had a playground worked well for them as a family. Davis says in the video, “This whole day, they were calm, regulated, happy kids. They were stimulated enough. They were in environments that were accessible to them. They were having social connections and they were happy and not being nuts and I was getting enough space to feel regulated and patient and engaged with them."
She then goes on to talk about how a lot of stress that parents face is because of society. She highlights that there are not enough "third places for children." The mom says, “There are no spaces that are accessible to children, and when we talk about accessibility for children, it's always centered around really just accessibility for the parent."