School vacation + rainy day + mcdonalds play place = awful simply awful!
Okay so I went to the play place today meeting up with my cousin, I have my daughter who is 3yo. My cousin has an 11mo, 2 1/2yo & 4yo. As soon as we got our food in walks my sisters kids who are being watched by their deadbeat dad today so her kids are 7yo, 6yo & 4yo.
The play area was a zoo seriously so many kids were there & in all ages/sizes! My sisters ex wasnt watching his kids, my cousin well she dosent always catch everything or resolve problems the best so this made me the one they all came to. It was seriously the worse experience ever & not b/c any of my kids did anything wrong, it was all the other kids!
I had the 11mo on the ground in the little kid area crawling around this 4yo girl & she was pretty big came over & picked him up then walked away! I never imagined I'd be yelling at a small child "give me back my baby now" not only did she do this once but TWICE! The second time her mother saw & I would hope she said something I saw her speak to the child. Later the same girl came back to the area & was fishing around but by golly I had my eye on her!
At another point I noticed that there suddenly wasnt a zillion kids whizzing past me so I was curious where did they all go. I look at the end of the slide & this big boy is there I go over & low & behold he is blocking the slide. I told him to move then had to yell at him b/c he wouldnt! He moved & yup 15 kids, that is right 15 kids were piled up in that slide trapped & crying! WTF! Of course all but the baby of my kids were in that pile thankfully only one was crying poor girl.
At another point one of the 4yo comes up to me crying saying someone hit him in the head so I follow him to the spot of the crime. There is another older boy (slide blockers younger brother) & I asked this boy what happend. The boy point blank tells me I hit him in the head b/c I wanted to play so I explain how that wasnt nice then this other small boy comes flying around the corner (a boy I dont know & not with the boy hitting) & cries that he wouldnt let them play. *sigh*
I felt like I was a refuree in there & none of my children were being bad! Well okay two of my kids beat on eachother but nobody elses kid! I swear we wont be going again on a day like today purely awful. Does nobody watch their friggin' children anymore! Why do I have to constantly yell at other kids & I mean yell b/c they wont listen the first time I ask/tell them nicely. Of course I realize other people dont watch their kids so closely b/c I arrived with one child whom is mine & ended up having 7 to watch & there were two other parents there for these kids but they too were just sitting around.
Okay vent over! Go ahead & share your horror story of a childrens play area?
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:31 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by SaturnsMom at 5:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
I can understand your frustration but all in all, you appointed your own self as referee. I would have worried about my children and my children alone. Yelling at someone elses child? Really? Your one brave soul. I would have kept my kids out of the line of fire and let the chaos happen around me.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 5:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by etown2reds at 5:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
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