There are a few playgrounds in my town, and 1 is set up for toddlers: lots of push toys and the structures are all plastic Little Tyke stuff. Today there are a ton of toddlers there,...
and a woman pulls up (in her Escalade, of course), with 3 kids, maybe 8, 10, and 12. The 8yo and the mom go over to the swings, which are all baby swings, so the girl STANDS in one swinging, talking to the mom. The two boys run around the sand pit, throwing sand, then start a game where they fill a push toy up with sand and send it down the slide. Meanwhile, toddlers are freaking out, everyone is leaving. It was totally ridiculous. I'd understand if one of the kids was SN and needed the quieter toddler playground, or if they had a toddler sibling. But why take your tweens to a playground made for 3yos, when there is another really nice playground around the corner for older kids?
What I really don't get was that there wasn't even anything at this playground for the kids to really play with... no swings, the slides were like 5' off the ground at most. Everything...(more)10-13-2008 8:44pm
I wonder what she was thinking? How sad to be so checked out to not notice how your actions are affecting others. I feel sorry for those kids. I always think to myself that I just...(more)10-13-2008 8:48pm
had to deal with the a-hole that day, but their family is stuck with them and their crap every day. Yikes. There will be three more a-holes in the world just like her when they grow up. :(