So tonight I took my kids bowling. We're in our lane and this little boy, no more than 18 months-2 years old comes up to us and is babbling and smiling. He was really cute. I thought he was with the people in the lane next to us. He kept running around the place where the ball comes back and I was worried that he would get his fingers mashed. I kept having to tell him no and move him away. I kept looking over at the people next to us wondering why they wouldn't say anything about it. I wasn't giving them a dirty look or anything, just curious. Well, come to find out, his parents were all the way down at the other end of the alley!! I know this because he took off running towards them and I could hear him saying "daddy". Well, back he came and the parents didn't even seem to care. He kept going into the little restaurant and babbling to some people that were in there. The whole time he is running back and forth, he smells like BM. We were there for almost 3 hours!! I kept watching him, trying to help keep an eye on him because you never know who in the heck could have came in there, snatched him up and be out the side door before his parents would have even known!!! Apparently, they are regulars there according to the lady who runs the restaurent part. I was in there getting some snacks for the kids and he kept running in and out and she said they call him Bandit because he's constantly taking things. I let him sit with us while the kids were having some nachos and gave him a few french fries that we had got too. It's not that I minded him hanging out with us, it just really bugs me that his parents weren't keeping an eye on him as little as he was. It really bothered me. His mom walked by once and said something to him as she was walking into the restaurant. That was it. There was a lot of people in between where we were at and where his parents were at, so I know there was no way she was watching him from there. She also had a smaller baby that was taking up a lot of her attention and dad was bowling.
Ok, vent over. (Title for dramatic affect....)