Children don't usually bother me. I was one, a long time ago
, and I try
to understand them. The younger children are usually in the ship's kiddie program and when a "band of roaming teens" is in my way, I just say "Grandma, coming through", and they move!
The only time a child has been a PITA was on a cruise where Mom thought her little darling (6 years old) was too good to join the other kiddies (she told us that!). We were at a certain bar and they always showed up with the child, sat him at the bar (come on, crew!) and showed him off!
When the other kids came through doing something fun, he wanted to join them, but Mom wouldn't let him
. Yes, I realize there might
have been an underlying problem, but I never saw any sign of it. I just think he was spoiled... . I really felt sorry for him (and his father).