ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.
With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.
Where is the worst place to take kids in Chicago?
“I’m gonna be in the vanguard here …. there should be NO place you can’t take a kid, in the interest of their betterment. When she was young, I took my daughter everywhere from the opera, the symphony, the ballet to Grant Park for the annual BluesFest. Result: a cultured kid who knows who Baryshnikov, Verdi, Sir Georg Solti and Otis Rush are. It’s our job as parents to teach our kids decorum and how to pipe down and enjoy any social situation. Kids today are uncultured because we’re not exposing them to culture. Sad.” — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle
“To an upscale restaurant.” — Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Show Me Chicago
“Good question. I would say anywhere within 100 yards of me.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups
“The Lyric Opera of Chicago. If you want to become estranged from your kids, take them there.” — Bob Schneider, Politics Now
“Architectural boat tours. They’re 90 minutes long, which is way too long to try to prevent kids from jumping into the river. It gives me the shakes just thinking about bringing our kids, when they were little, on one of those tours. And now it gives me great angst just thinking about bringing our grandkids on one, so I won’t think about it anymore.” — Floyd Sullivan, Waiting4Cubs
If you have a question that you want answered, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Think you have the answer to the above question? Let us know in the comments below.
Lead image via Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune
Filed under: Ask ChicagoNow