Hannah - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
today my son and I had a fun day, and we ended it by having ice cream and then playing at an indoor play place. now he just turned 11 months yesterday, so he crawls alot and cruses some. we went to play in the designated "Toddler Only" play area. the whole time we were playing the much older kids (9to14) would run in chasing each other and jumping all over the play equipment. and besides the fact that the stuff isnt made for that kind of abuse, they held no regard for the toddlers, (us and 2 others). they would knock them down, cut them off, and more... my son alone was pushed several times (even though I was right there) and when he was climbing the stairs to the slide a boy ran up the steps around him and actually stepped on my sons fingers! another time an old child threw a shoe at his friend, missed, and it bounced off the wall at hit a little toddler girl in the head.
and all the time their parents just sit there and say nothing. and this is NOT the first time this has happened to us. am I the only one who see this happening? do yall think old kids should just stay out of the younger kids area?