I accidently left my sons toy at the church playground after church and when I came back there were kids playing with it. I have no problem with that because we like to share. So i just asked the little girl if i could have it back I explained that it was my sons and his name was on it (VERY OBVIOUSLY, huge tag right on the back) Well, as she handed it to me... she said that "these pieces came off" I looked at it and asked, how that happen. She said that she pulled them off (I have myself tried to pull them off to make sure my son wasnt able and I couldnt with out great force). I asked why she would do that and she said she didnt know. I asked where her mother was and she said she didnt know. So after standing there for 10 minutes talking to this girl (a few other kids were there too) Her father came over. I let him know what happened and he offered to pay for it. I told him that it wasnt neccessary (even though i really wanted him too, i figured the girl was embarrassed enough). The father didnt apologize, he just told me that he was sitting in his car in the parking lot and saw a bunch of kids thowing my childs stuff around (so it was not just his daughter) I just paused, then looked at the girl and said thank you for being honest with me about breaking the toy and left. To be honest i was pretty ticked. I mean kids are kids but WHY was the parent not supervising her? She looked maybe six... I would never leave my kid on a playground and sit in my car... i mean its not like there were not benches at the playground...
Also, i heard him tell her as I left, "Thats why i tell you not to play with others toys" REALLY??? How about thats why you should treat others things like you treat your own...how about thats why you shouldnt destroy other peoples things?
Like i said, i have no problem with kids playing with a toy they find...what kid wouldnt want to? But why dont you teach your kids to RESPECT others things?
anyhow, before anyoe sayd anything I REALIZE I was the one who left it... but that doesnt give anyone license to destroy it :( I wouls NEVER let my children break another childs toy.
Question is would you? Do you let your kids play unsupervised or sit in the car 50 feet away while they do?
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