This issue came up in Dear Abby recently. I don’t know the particulars, but the gist of it was that the writer was invited to a wedding, and the invitation made it clear that kids were not invited. She had called the bride and pleaded her kids’ case, and the bride stood firm, and the writer decided not to go.
Anyway, here’s the question: If you are invited to an event, and the invitation makes it clear that kids are not invited, will you go anyway? Assume that arranging a babysitter is not difficult or financially burdensome to you or emotionally burdensome to your kids. Do you believe that you and your kids are a package, and to exclude your kids is to exclude you?