Question: Should I let them play?
Total Votes: 114
Our pediatrician's office has a fantastic play area with many toys that my kids LOVE to play with. Thy love it so much that they beg me to go early or stay afterwrds so that they can play. The last time we went I let my kids play for about 20 minutes after both of their appointments. We were the ONLY people in the waiting area. In fact, it's typically only me and perhaps one to two other parents with their kids.
The receptionist made what I found to be a rude comment the last time I was there. She told me that, "this is a doctor's office, not Gymboree." I was so embarrassed that I left.
My son has a follow up visit this afternoon. I know my kids are going to want to play. I can't go early because the appoitment coincides with my daughter's pick up from pre-school.
Would you stay and play anyway? Is it tacky?