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    cant believe how irresponsable some parents can be

    this little boy had a lucky escape

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    crazy crazy people

    Wow what a lucky little fella

    shame on those parents, hope they face charges
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 3rd Nov 2010

    That's like something out of a cartoon, bouncing of an awning into someone's arms!!
    Very very lucky, poor little baby.

    There are unfortunately lots of peeps out there who either do not have the ability or the care to see anything past their own personal requirements.
    When these people are required to care for others its a dangerous combination.

    I see people havnt learnt since the Madeline case of parents leaving young children on their own, the poor baby was very lucky that a passer by caught him

    Terrible, glad the little one is ok.
    On this subject, what are your opinions on this;
    I was at Alton Towers yesterday with the kids, my little girl wanted to go on the sonic spinball ride, there was a bit of a queue, but we got into line and waited. Now there is a seperate queue for single riders, there were a particular family who were using the single queue instead of all going together.However the little girl was a similar age to my daughter (6), it got me thinking that it was irresponsible of the parent letting her go on a ride on her own.
    The ride actually broke down whilst me and my daughter were on it, and we were stuck for about 10-15 mins, now if i had done the same thing (which i clearly wouldn't!) my little one would have been scared!
    What do you guys think? was the parent irresponsible?

    Original Poster

    when we have gone on rides if there is no queue and its a small ride (a childs ride) i have let them go on there own but if its a family ride that adults can go on too one of us will go on with them

    Banned

    if the girl felt brave enough to go on on her own then I don't see a problem with it.

    Am i just neurotic then lol!

    Banned

    she would not have been in the car by herself as they never let a single person ride alone....she would have had to be over the required height so quite safe.
    Edited by: "slamdunkin" 3rd Nov 2010

    slamdunkin

    she would not have been in the car by herself as they never let a single … she would not have been in the car by herself as they never let a single person ride alone....she would have had to be over the required height so quite safe.



    Yes, safe fine, however due to the fact that it broke down on me got me thinking that it was a bit irresponsible. Thats all

    Original Poster

    what sort of ride was it? hard to say really without seeing the ride
    some parents views on what is acceptable or not diffeers
    for example i took my children to a halloween party the other day the mum had a 1yr old toddler,i saw him get a cup drink off the table u know the ones with the thin straws,anyway i asked the mums mate if he was ok with that drink and she said well if the mum is fairly confident to let him wander around with it then its ok
    the mum then said kids there is a trampoline outside and when i went out the kids were jumping on it,it had no net,it was in a corner surrounded by a concrete wall and was on a concrete floor i immedialtly told my kids they were not allowed on it
    so maybe thats me being neurotic lol

    wowzers....i didnt think that happened in real life....!

    also why would u go on a stroll and leave the toddlers at home....idiots!

    I saw some fat woman leave her ~3yr old boy at a table in McDonald's the other day whilst she went to the counter for food. Who in there right mind would leave their child unattended in McDonald's on a main road in a town centre?

    Yeah, quite serious. She was at least 10mins in the queue. So long, in fact, that she came back to check on him...leaving a pram with her newborn in the queue.

    Not entirely sure what she would have done when she came back to check if he hadn't been there...probably cursed that somebody had stolen "her" seats.

    Shame I hadn't arrived a little later, I always go out of my way to sit at tables that are being reserved by children then point them to the "Please purchase food before occupying seats" sign.

    Banned

    ha ha never seen that sign

    Jumpingphil

    I used to think like that until I started going out to eat as a single … I used to think like that until I started going out to eat as a single father with two young girls.Can be less annoying to other customers if you have them sat at a table rather than trying to manipulate them and pushchairs around in the queue.I have become less selfish since having children.



    I hate to make assumptions but, I assume you only have the kids part time? Maybe just at weekends? I'm a father myself and used to take my God children out a lot before I had my own.

    I appreciate your comments, and the difficulties you highlight but there are ways and means...look at the Mums who do it all week if you need an example. In general you can either:

    1) Take the kids in the queue with you. You may think this is annoying to other customers but this is McDonalds not the Dorchester. It's a family restaurant and anybody who takes issue to the presence of children is an idiot.

    2) Phone a friend. When I used to have my godchildren for the day, I would always get a friend to come with me to help supervise whilst the other purchased the food.

    3) Go somewhere else - ultimately, McDonalds is a self-service restaurant and this may not be ideal if you have a load of kids and you're on your own. It's why places like Pizza Hut stay in business...they do table service. If that's over budget, I often find a packed lunch works well.

    In reality, people only seem fussed about the reserving a table thing at busy times...they seem completely unable to recognise that 50% of customers are actually going to leave the restaurant in the time you are in the queue and free up a load of extra tables. What would be of most help would be for adults who are able to use the tables upstairs when there are some, to save more seating on the ground floor for wheelchair users and baby buggies.

    Sadly there isn't a correlation with fertility and common sense.

    ro53ben

    Clearly I hit a nerve with that story...good - and, believe me, it looks … Clearly I hit a nerve with that story...good - and, believe me, it looks considerably less weird when you have your own child with you...who was in the queue with you, of course


    Ah so now you only sit down with unaccompanied children when you've got your own with you....

    Interesting thread, clearly we've established that many people don't actually have an issue with the OP's story at all.

    Clearly it was easier for the parents to leave them behind when they went for the walk. The comments above confirm it's ok as it's "sometimes a lot easier" - so that's OK then.

    Likewise, there aren't usually any weirdos around in a closed apartment building, so that's OK too.

    In the case of the irresponsible fat woman to whom I referred earlier, her child was far from in sight. In reality, the only way the child could have been properly in sight would have been if the child was in front of her in the queue - it only takes seconds for a child to walk out of view and, in the case of automatic doors onto a main road, that's really not very good. This child was so alone that he kept getting up out of his seat and walking into the middle of the restaurant to see if he could see him mommy. She kept shouting at him and telling him to "sit down or [they'd] lose the seats". She even grabbed a picture and some crayons and dumped them on the table in an attempt to keep him occupied and encourage him to remain seated.

    In reality, the child may even have been arguably safer locked in an apartment.

    Call me weirdo if you wish but, ultimately, I just care for the well-being of children in our society. I live adjacent to a local primary school and, on days where the traffic is busy, I see parents abandon their kids on the kerbside up the road from the school...expecting them to walk there unaccompanied. Cars regularly drive down the road with excess speed and I've petitioned for a raised zebra crossing so children and their parents can cross the road safely when the Lollipop lady is not in attendance. I became so involved I was actually invited to join the school Board of Governors where I monitored classes (I'm fully security screened) and overlooked areas that control children's safety, special educational needs (SEN) and ICT. We even won an award for our programme that encouraged children to have a healthy packed lunch with fresh fruit instead of chocolate etc. - some children even grow their own fruit/vegatables in the school allotment.

    If all that makes me a weirdo, that's fine, sometimes it's good to be different.
    Edited by: "ro53ben" 3rd Nov 2010

    Why do you keep mentioning that the woman was fat? was has that got to do with anything?

    Randa1

    Why do you keep mentioning that the woman was fat? was has that got to do … Why do you keep mentioning that the woman was fat? was has that got to do with anything?



    Because she abandoned a ~3yr old for about 10mins to address an uncontrollable need to fill her face...all she got him was a drink.
    Edited by: "ro53ben" 3rd Nov 2010

    Banned

    Randa1

    Why do you keep mentioning that the woman was fat? was has that got to do … Why do you keep mentioning that the woman was fat? was has that got to do with anything?



    She wouldn't be able to run out the door after the abductor

    ro53ben

    Because she abandoned a ~3yr old for about 10mins to address an … Because she abandoned a ~3yr old for about 10mins to address an uncontrollable need to fill her face...all she got him was a drink.


    right, well with an attitude like that you can go on about your contribution to society all you like still not a good person to be around kids.

    True, I shouldn't be so quick to judge...she did throw him a few fries after all.

    Banned

    ro53ben do your own children have special needs or were they able to walk a few yards on a pavement without bolting into the road. all primary school children I've ever met are quite able to realise that roads are dangerous because they were taught by their parents about road safety when young.....did you own children not grasp the concept, which is why it bothers you so much.

    slamdunkin

    ro53ben do your own children have special needs or were they able to walk … ro53ben do your own children have special needs or were they able to walk a few yards on a pavement without bolting into the road. all primary school children I've ever met are quite able to realise that roads are dangerous because they were taught by their parents about road safety when young.....did you own children not grasp the concept, which is why it bothers you so much.



    Children start primary school at 5yrs old, I think it's a no-brainer that they shouldn't be left unsupervised on a main road, even if their father is David Prowse.
    Edited by: "ro53ben" 3rd Nov 2010

    This reminds me of the crazy **** Shay Carl on YouTube used to do when his 3rd Child was small i.e. throwing her up 10ft in the air doing a 360 degree spin etc, lmao.

    stupid stupid parents

    ro53ben...how long were u spying on this woman...and in how much detail.

    u need to calm down as well..u sound sooo annoying.... petitioning for raised zebra crossings and all. i assume ur kids dont even go to this school. chill out.... stop monitoring kids in classes and fat women in mcdonalds...there really is more to life!

    lumoruk

    right, well with an attitude like that you can go on about your … right, well with an attitude like that you can go on about your contribution to society all you like still not a good person to be around kids.



    are you fat?[/quote]

    lols lumor..just dont mention anything weight related to ur wifey!

    Banned

    Randa1

    right, well with an attitude like that you can go on about your … right, well with an attitude like that you can go on about your contribution to society all you like still not a good person to be around kids.



    Are you fat?

    Banned

    magicbeans

    lols lumor..just dont mention anything weight related to ur wifey!



    lol my quote messed up....

    ... my wife isn't fat!!! she's not chubby, if I could have her when she was thin and how she is now I would ask for one of each
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 3rd Nov 2010

    edjaned

    what sort of ride was it? hard to say really without seeing the ridesome … what sort of ride was it? hard to say really without seeing the ridesome parents views on what is acceptable or not diffeersfor example i took my children to a halloween party the other day the mum had a 1yr old toddler,i saw him get a cup drink off the table u know the ones with the thin straws,anyway i asked the mums mate if he was ok with that drink and she said well if the mum is fairly confident to let him wander around with it then its ok the mum then said kids there is a trampoline outside and when i went out the kids were jumping on it,it had no net,it was in a corner surrounded by a concrete wall and was on a concrete floor i immedialtly told my kids they were not allowed on itso maybe thats me being neurotic lol



    The ride was sonic pinball thing, it was more of the fact that it broke down on me and my daughter, and that the little girl would have been on her own, had she been on it at that time, i just thought it was wrong.

    lumoruk

    lol my quote messed up....



    too late..its etched into hukd history forever!

    Wotwot123

    This reminds me of the crazy **** Shay Carl on YouTube used to do when … This reminds me of the crazy **** Shay Carl on YouTube used to do when his 3rd Child was small i.e. throwing her up 10ft in the air doing a 360 degree spin etc, lmao.



    I once met someone that used to do that and it sickened me to see it.
    Whilst the innocent child may squeal with laughter it is stupid beyond belief. If the child was not correctly caught or dropped in the process serious harm could follow.
    Imo this is just another example of sheer irresponsibility.

    Original Poster

    geegee-pinata

    The ride was sonic pinball thing, it was more of the fact that it broke … The ride was sonic pinball thing, it was more of the fact that it broke down on me and my daughter, and that the little girl would have been on her own, had she been on it at that time, i just thought it was wrong.


    yes i see your point but the rides i have let my kids go on on there own are like the little tea cups etc and they could easily get off if anything was to happen,so imo i dont mind them going on things like that alone
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