I took my 3 year old DD to the park today, and I learned that most people have no idea how to behave at a playground! There is a smaller playground (lower to the ground, shorter slides - for younger kids) that we couldn't even get to. The parents of the other children had claimed it as their seat. One even appeared to be sunbathing on a slide! The other play area is larger, for older kids - but it's my DD's favorite, and she normally plays on it. There were 13-14 year old boys roughhousing on the unit, which I felt was inappropriate to begin with. They're too old! But what really had me fuming was when my DD was about to go down one of the slides, 3 older kids (7-9 year olds) literally shoved and elbowed their way past her to go first. Their parents just watched! I know they saw because they were standing right there looking and even speaking to their kids! I know it's a playground, and the point is to play, but c'mon! Kids still need to wait their turn and watch out - don't barrel over smaller children! My DD, at the age of 3, KNOWS BETTER because I've taught her better! I most certainly wouldn't stand there and watch as my child pushed and shoved their way to the slide.
So, this is really more of a vent, but to make it a question - do you make your children behave on a playground? If you do, are you just as annoyed as I am by the lack of manners?!
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