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post #21 of 31
Wow, I would never bring a toy to the playground that I didn't expect my son to share. It is really unfair to the other kids to bring some tantalizing toys and then not allow them to play with them, especially if you child is not using them at the time. This goes for snacks too. When we go to our housing complex playground, we always bring enough bubbles, popsicles, or whatever to share. Toys that they are unable to share should be left at home. Plus a big 64 ounce bottle of bubbles is 2 bucks at Walmart, or use dish soap and make your own! Just my opinion,
post #22 of 31
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post #23 of 31
Well I can't say that I am so shocked some five year olds say the craziest things but If that was my son or someone I was watching I would have been absolutly horrified and embarressed when I eard him say that and spoke up right away. It's strange to me that she didn't.
post #24 of 31
Oh, I know it. My dear friend gave my 3 yr old PLATFORM sandles for her birthday. She loves them, I hate hate hate. them. She will not be parted form them. I am hoping they are cheaply made and will fall apart. (A cute side note, she calls them her "flit flots".)
post #25 of 31
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Originally posted by water
Wow, I would never bring a toy to the playground that I didn't expect my son to share. It is really unfair to the other kids to bring some tantalizing toys and then not allow them to play with them, especially if you child is not using them at the time.
Just let me clarify, because it sounds as though you misunderstood my original post. I never said I brought toys and didn't expect my daughter to share. In fact, the toys I do bring - sidewalk chalk, a big bubble tumbler with three wands - are made for sharing. Dd is happy to share these things. Please re-read my post and you'll see what situation I am talking about.
post #26 of 31
Wow, that's bold! I can't imagine.
post #27 of 31
Four-year-olds always say strange things to me at the park like, "Tell your baby not to play here." I think "rudeness" is almost normal in that age. You guys don't agree?
post #28 of 31
My recently-turned-five-year-old certainly says the darndest things. He's big for his age and constantly gets mistaken for a grade one or two age'd child. Being adament about his demands I simply speak to him *later* about his comments. His lateness at beginning to speak may be a contributing factor to his *not as developed social speaking skills.*
post #29 of 31
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Originally posted by Dodo
Four-year-olds always say strange things to me at the park like, "Tell your baby not to play here." I think "rudeness" is almost normal in that age. You guys don't agree?
I absolutely agree with you. I did not realize either really until I had my kids and they got to be that age (and I was a kindergarten teacher pre-kids!). My daughter use to want to bring her ride on toy to the park--but I soon realized that it was torurous to the other kids at the park. It was also very hard for her too--because although she did not mind sharing some, she did not want to share with everyone.

I don't really find that little boy's behavior shocking at all--sounds like what we encounter at the park all the time. I agree it is up to the parent to help the child navigate these things--and it was probably tough for the grandma (or nanny for that matter) to step in for whatever reason. That is why I am happy that I am the one to take my kids to the park.
post #30 of 31

Re: The NERVE of some kids!

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Originally posted by LunaMom
Sometimes we bring toys with us - balls, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, etc. Not many other kids do this
LunaMom - I'm not saying this kid wasn't rude or that you handled it any differently than I would have. I'm just saying that I think kids have a better time at the playground when there are no other toys around and I think this is why allot of parents do not bring toys. What I didn't get across is that I wish I had realised this earlier and not started the practice of bringing toys. I think that somewhere out there, there is a thread from some parent saying "Don't you just hate it when other parents bring toys to the playground? It does nothing but cause problems."

I didn't mean it to be a criticism. Just a "I do that, too, but I don't think I should." Sorry I got your back up!

Liz
post #31 of 31
Thread Starter 
Oh, I didn't think you were criticizing, Liz...what you say makes a lot of sense. We only bring the toys occasionally, and tend to do it when we've been to the same park a few days in a row and dd seems less interested in swinging and sliding. It's also a good way to help her make some friends to play with when nobody she knows is there.

I just objected to someone else's comment that made it sound as though I was complaining about other kids wanting to share, which I definitely was not, that's all.
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