We were at the park, yes, the PARK, where kids run around and play and get out all their excess energy. My son was being extra crazy because we'd been cooped up inside for days due to bad weather and his having a cold. He was running free, arms wide, laughing and squealing and having a great time. This woman comes over and says to me, "You should give him some Ritalin. It'll calm him right down. Then he can sit quietly and play like mine." She gestures to some kids who look half asleep in the sandbox.
First, sandboxes in the park are just giant cat litter trays and I'd really rather he not sit and play quietly in that.
Second, he's THREE, so he's going to be a bit wild now and then.
Third, just, WTF, lady? It's the PARK! Kids are SUPPOSED to go nuts here!
Would you medicate your child just to make them play quietly?