I take my toddler to the library for rhyme time and to borrow some books every week. The session goes for 20mins and starts at 10.30am.
There is one mother there who is really bugging me...
Every week she will pull out a full LUNCHBOX for her BIG toddler. When her son makes the lightest grizzle, she will FORCE a piece of food into his mouth. He tries to spit it out but she shoves it back in. He clearly ISNT HUNGRY!
First of all - why is she making him eat IN A LIBRARY, infront of other kids without food?
The session runs for 20mins max. Thats it! Cant she organise to feed him before? Cant he go 20 mins without her stuffing his face?
I mean, it's not even close to being around a normal "lunch time" 10.30am???!!
My dd and 2 other little toddlers were completely distracted by his eating and all the things in his lunchbox - when the mother started offering the other toddlers food, that was my last straw and i took my daughter away and had to re-direct her attention to the songs and stories being told.
I'm suprised the library staff who run the session havent said something to her as it's the 3rd time she has attended and pulled out a lunchbox full of food for her son.
I just dont get it. The kid wants to join in and sing with the others....the mother sits him down and stuffs his face. WTF?
It's not really my place to say anything to her or the staff, is it?!