JL - posted on 07/17/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
I am tired of going to places geared toward children and families like the pool and Chuck E Cheeses and having parents just let their children do as they please with no supervision.
Like at the pool I go to so many parents put thier little kids over in the baby pool area and then they pay no mind to them and some even go off into the big pool to swim while their child is left alone. I stay in the baby pool area and watch my child and if I get up I take him with me. I have had to on more than one occassion pull children out the baby pool after they have fallen face first into the water and had troubling pulling themselves up because they are so small or have not been taught to hold their breath and pull themselves up instead they panic. I find it completely irresponsible that these parents just leave thier little kids to fend for themselves especially when the lifeguards are only on duty in the big pool and the fact that thier is a sign at the baby pool speciifcally stating that kids cannot be left alone without adult supervision.
I honestly don't really like taking my kids to places like Chuck E Cheese...I do it with reluctance... because so many parents just park themselvs at a booth and let their little kids..I am talking about kids under the age of 6.. run around unsupervised . I understand that the place is set up in a way to keep kids safe from being abducted but this to me does not mean that they should run around wild out of eye sight. When I sit at a booth I make sure my children are in eyesight and with a buddy and if they want to go to another area I go with them. I have seen so many kids just running around being rude, pushing other kids, stealing tickets and cyring because they cannot find their parents while their moms and dads are sitting at a table oblivious to what is going on.
I have had to on more than one occasion help distraut children find their parents. I have had to on more than one occasion verbally discipline someone elses child . I have had to on more than one occasion provide comfort and first aid to a child I do not know who has gotten hurt and does not know where their parents are at. All because these kids have been left unsupervised.
At this point I am sick and tired of irresponsible parents and they should realize how lucky they are that parents like me are watching out for their kids for them.