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Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting PJ&C:" What would happen if the child where to get hurt while you where helping them?"


I would say they're much less likely to get hurt with you, an adult, there with them, than by themselves.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
4th Mar '13

It always makes me feel awkward too!



It makes me more awkward with my own nieces and nephews, my brother doesn't care if I touch his kids, but my other SIL, she like freaks out! Even her husband does!



So when I'm at the park, I just envision some lady coming up and yelling at me. So I try to stay away from everyone.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Can I ask you why you wouldn't someone helping out ... [snip!] ... come straight to me first before ever thinking of talking to a stranger even if I'm in plain view. Does that make me weird?"


No, it doesn't make you weird... but most people have no interest in molesting your kid, lol.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting PJ&C:" What would happen if the child where to get hurt while you where helping them?"


The child would get hurt if there wasn't assistance,
in the comment above i said it was more of a "i'm going to do this anyways, but can you help me so i don't fall off and break myself" kind of help. So had i not helped, they'd just get hurt.



Like, they were mid swing to the next little step while asking for help.



And the other little child who was asking for help was starting to cry saying she was scared and her mom was ignoring her completely.
I just helped her get down.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5786 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" No, it doesn't make you weird... but most people have no interest in molesting your kid, lol. "</blockquote>




I would hope not! But you just hear crazier and crazier things happening

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting KNZ.:" yeah that was the thing, it was the kind of "i'm going to do this anyways, but can you help me so i ... [snip!] ... me while her new little friend did it and i didn't want to just walk away cos she had the mom who told her she was 'too busy'."


Yeah situations like that are always awkward, if I saw someone flat out tell their child they were too busy though I would probably feel too bad just leaving the kid alone.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Nigel Thornberry:" Yeah situations like that are always awkward, if I saw someone flat out tell their child they were too busy though I would probably feel too bad just leaving the kid alone. "


oh i felt so sad. like, she was at a picnic table on the other side of the playground just messing around on her phone. (and her kid had to have been like 3.5ish, definitely not older)

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting saageex3:" As much as I would want to because I would feel bad that their own parents wouldn't play with them, I ... [snip!] ... mad if I seen someone handling my kid but then again, I wouldn't be ignoring them to the point they ask someone else for help."


*saw



Oh my gaaahhh

PJ&C 2 kids; Arizona 18480 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" The child would get hurt if there wasn't assistance, in the comment above i said it was more of a ... [snip!] ... asking for help was starting to cry saying she was scared and her mom was ignoring her completely. I just helped her get down."</blockquote>



i know but their is people who would blame you for helping the child and they got hurt.



But i also wouldn't like my son to ask someone for help since i want him to understand to not talk to strangers, plus when we go to the park I'm constantly with him.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5786 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ma ♥:</b>" *saw Oh my gaaahhh"</blockquote>




Lol



Ill never learn just give it up!



:wink:

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting KNZ.:" oh i felt so sad. like, she was at a picnic table on the other side of the playground just messing around on her phone. (and her kid had to have been like 3.5ish, definitely not older)"


Poor thing, it sucks that people act like that both for the kiddo and the adults who get put in a weird situation. :(

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting PJ&C:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" The child would get hurt if there wasn't assistance, ... [snip!] ... someone for help since i want him to understand to not talk to strangers, plus when we go to the park I'm constantly with him."


well that's how it is with my kids too.
but these other parents obviously don't share the same ideas.
i guess next time i'd just let them fall?

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" :!::!::!::!::!::!: The kids always run to me and ask me to play with them. I'm VERY hands on at the ... [snip!] ... not like having their kid out of sight, or I'll be unsure how far the kid is allowed to go from the actual playground to hide."


It's always kind of weird at the playground. I feel like I'm ALWAYS the only parent following my kid around. The rest of the parents are sitting way back on the bench & I'm right up near the jungle gym chasing him around & pushing him on the swing.. lol.
Sometimes it makes me feel like a "helicopter" mom, but whatever :lol:

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting ma ♥:" It's always kind of weird at the playground. I feel like I'm ALWAYS the only parent following my kid ... [snip!] ... chasing him around & pushing him on the swing.. lol. Sometimes it makes me feel like a "helicopter" mom, but whatever :lol:"


They only wanna play with you for so long :D
I thank god that Carter still wants me chasing him around :)

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ma ♥:</b>" *saw Oh my gaaahhh"</blockquote> Lol Ill never learn just give it up! :wink:"


:D