Today I had to go to the walk in clinic. I am sick as a dog with a sinus infection. Anyway, this guy, his wife and kids were there. He and the boy about age 6 were practically wrestling in the seats. He'd punch him, not too hard though, in the side and make him laugh and then tell him to be quiet. Then the kid would actually slap him in the face a pretty hard smack for a 6 year old. They seemed to think this was funny or appropriate for a doctor's waiting area. I mean they were all but having a throw down. I don't mind peopel playing with their kids in a rough way or even play wrestling but it just seems that was not a good place to do this. This went on and on, then I was called to the back. Now, if you do engage in rough play with your kids, do you do it in a public venue such as that??
And do you let your kids smack you hard enough in the face it is loud? What is acceptable for rough house play in your opinion??