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    arghhh! im just a bit annoyed and irritated about what i saw at rhyme time at our local library this morning. We go every week but this particular day was a joke.....
    The mum's are so bloody rude....
    They seem to be some sort of mother's group and they all meet up for rhyme time, there are about 8 of them with kids aged 2-4 some have little bubba's that come too.
    Anyways, why do they feel the need to talk to eachother across the room as if it's "theirs" and they do whatever they want?
    The freaking chit chat that goes on for the entire half hour between the mum's....they force their kids to go sit up the front while they hold mother's group chatter, complete with latte's in hands up the back of the session. When the kids come up to them they flog them off and tell them to go back and sit down and be quiet....ummmmm can they take their own advice??? How is ur child ment to know how to be quiet and listen when ur up the back laughing and carrying on with ur friends during a story??? Great role models.
    One mum came late to the session and another MOTHER (from this clique) yelled out "charlieeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!" across the freaking room OMG! hugging him and asking the little boy questions ALL while a stroy was being told!!!!! WTF?!

    The lady that runs the session constantly looks up at them while she's singing....they dont even join in. I can sense she is gonna explode at them one of these days lol

    What's happened to common courtesy?
    The mother's behaviour at rhyme time is appauling. I cant believe this even happens! It's as if its a little break for them!
    So, we have changed they day we go now!

    What do you do about rhyme time and the mother's who like to talk up the back between themselves??

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    That is so rude. Fortunately I have never encountered thay, the one we go to everyone is so good, Mums with crying babies usually end up at the back of the room where they can still see the older child listening to the story (this is me most weeks
    I would talk to the lady reading and ask her if she could put down some ground rules at the start of each session.

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    That's pretty awful! It sounds like they are using the session as some kind of babysitting service while they have their chat at the back of the room!!
    I like PP's advice of asking the leader of the session to set some ground rules. I can't believe they would think this kind of behaviour was ok, how rude!!

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    Geez it's just story time!!

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    Erghhh.. what you have described does sound very rude and quite extreme, but SOME of the things I think I may have been guilty of before.

    I used to take DD to Rhyme Time when she was little, and a group of us from our local playgroup would all go. By the end of it there were maybe 8 or so of us there that were all friends outside of the session.

    I sometimes turned up with my coffee, but kept it well away from the kids. We did all socialise at the start and end of the session, BUT for the most part we were well behaved once it was running. We did sing along, and interact with our kids, and were never dismissive of our kids like you have described.

    We did sometimes talk quietly during songs, but the whole group did this - not just us. The leader of our Rhyme Time was a very lovely lady, but it wasn't always easy to hear what she was saying/ singing, and often we simply couldn't hear her or know that she was talking. It was quite a relaxed friendly group, and not a 'silent between start and finish' type session.

    So... I can understand some of the things you have described, but some seem really rude. Some of the things you've mentioned don't seem that bad to me (like coming in with a coffee, or talking as if it's 'their' session -as they may just be comfortable there and having fun). I also DID feel that Rhyme Time was a little break for me, as well as something that DD enjoyed. But I don't think that my experience impacted on anyone else like you have described. The whole group (my friends and the people I didn't know) seemed very friendly and relaxed there, and I don't think (???) anyone was annoying anyone else.

    Perhaps they don't realise that other people are irritated by it all? It sounds like your group leader isn't happy about it, so maybe have a word with her to let her know that you've changed when you go. It's really up to her to keep control of the group, and if people are being disruptive then she needs to remind people to join in/ not talk during songs, etc.

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    Yeah, that'd grind my gears.

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    It probably is what they consider their break/catch up time, like you said. Nothing wrong with that, but they could probably choose a better time/place and understand that this time is for the kids and meet for coffee/chats after.
    Annoying! I would have changed days as well.

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    Default rude mum's at rhyme time

    Very rude!

    Our mothers group used to meet at rhyme time sometimes but we'd participate in the rhyme time and then have our chatter afterwards.

    Hope the person conducting it does blow her lid at them!

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    Lucky you had the option to change days. Your rhyme time sounds hard core!
    Did the lunch box lady calm down her force feeding?

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    Default Rhyme Time Rudeness...

    Hopefully this is not the Glebe session on Tuesday mornings, I was hoping to go next week!!


 

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