My daughter and I enjoy going to our neighborhood's library for a free "tiny tales story hour" for babies ages 6 mos. to 24 mos. Only yesterday, at the start of a new session for the month, a mom brought along her older toddler with her baby. When it was play time, the older toddler went crazy, rough housing with all of the toys and other kids. At one point, he shoved my 16 mo. old daughter because she picked up a block that was nearby him. His mom was on the other side of the room having a social hour! Right then, it was time to clean up and go home, and I have to admit that I didn't do anything besides comfort my own child. I was shocked!! But this is ridiculous, it's supposed to be babies only, probably in part for this very reason.
I am new to the playgroup thing, so how do other moms handle these situations? Do you approach the librarian? Approach the mom? Sign my baby up for kick boxing lessons instead?
Answer by kaycee14 at 2:15 PM on Nov. 5, 2008
Answer by MomShawn70 at 1:43 PM on Nov. 5, 2008