I took my lil man to the park this afternoon for a mommy/son date. Hes been a real trooper since his sister was born and SD moved in. He hasnt really gotten much attention, and usually Micah and I are glued to each other all the time. (He even sleeps with me.)
But on to what happened: I was at the park with my little man and after we ate our picknic dinner we went to play on the jungle gym. There was 3 more kids playing on the jungle gym (No big deal) And their parents were off to the side talking about something involving easter or something and completly ignoring their kids. Micah and I climbed up (I stay with my kids 100% of the time while at the park, I climb up and play with them and stick beside them the whole time were there.) The kids that were already up there playing were prob about 5 and 6, and My Little man is 15 months old. Him and I climbed up together and the other kids stopped us and said you can't play here, this is our doctors office, if you come up here you have to play with us. I calmly asked the child to move and let my little guy go down the slide. The child than promptly went to pick up my son and tell him he better play with them. I went to grab my son and told the child don't do that!!! My son kicked the child in the stomach. She freaked him out. The child ran to her mom, who met me at the bottom of the slide when my son and I got down there. The mom started to flip out on ME! Telling me to keep my child on a leash and teach him to behave. I calmly started telling the mom what happened, and she started saying I dont care your child needs to keep his hands to himself, and started just having a fit, saying my kid kicked her child for no reason, and her daughter just wanted to play with him, and I shouldnt of been a bitch about it, blah blah blah blah blah. I than told her that she needed to watch her kids. Instead of blaming my toddler for her kids behavior, Just woman up and watch her kids.
These kids were so unsupervised it wasnt funny. The mother and her friends were facing the opposite direction from these kids about 15 to 20 feet away. One of the kids even ran about 50 feet from the jungle gym (So about 70 feet from his mother) To the playground at the school next to the park to play, and his mother didnt even realize it. They didnt turn around to check on the kids, they didnt even bat an eyelash at their exsistance. They didnt care until the little girl went and told her my son just kicked her. Someone could have snatched those children and their mom wouldnt of realized it until it was time to go. I mean really???
Why do some parents do this?
Yes after that we did go to another jungle gym to play.
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