I was at my sister's the other day, my daughter had dropped me and my 6 yr old son off and she took my car to go to a ball game. my bil had a buddy over and this guy is obnoxious to begin with but when he got a blue marker and chased my son around giving him blue dots everywhere I told him to stop it and my son thought it was fun to try to dodge this marker. I saw it as stupid and then the guy would poke me with the marker and mark me up when I told him that I had enough and I wanted the marker. The guy is laughing at me and my son is confused. I ended up walking away taking my son to the bathroom and washing him up and going outside for a walk. When we got back nobody would talk or look at me or my son. I was treated like I was to blame, like I killed the "fun". I saw it as immature behavior and even more so when the guy and my bil and sister acted like I was the one acting poorly.
Was I wrong to be upset? should I have just allowed my son to be chased and poked with a marker by an adult that is in his 50's?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by ImaginationMama at 3:17 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by sipn_mom at 3:24 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by makelineerror at 3:37 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
"I would have been annoyed. I am not fond of adults who act like kids, and, frankly, I don't trust them.
They do not set a good example"
I agree. I'll probably get some thumbs down right there with you, but i don't care. This is a 'debate' forum:)
"when mom says stop that means stop. If that man can't respect your responsibility for the welfare of your child than he shouldn't be allowed near him. Instead he and everyone else there completely undermined your authority with your son. Not cool."
Also agree. Doesn't matter how you viewed it, you said stop, and that should have been that.
Answer by boobarandbell at 4:13 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by ldmrmom at 4:23 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:03 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 4:31 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 5:23 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by Ms.Gwen at 3:53 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by MissyNewMama at 8:49 AM on Jun. 8, 2011