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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeddie View Post
    I wonder if people would be so harsh if the mum was reading a book, or doing some knitting? I don't think the children are being neglected because the mum is not watching for a few minutes.

    ETA: boobycino I just read your post about knitting! I sure as hell will be doing my knitting when DS gets a bit older!
    I love knitting and supervising the kids playing. It makes me think of tribal women weaving baskets. Except I knit things like angry birds beanies. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaC85 View Post
    I just draw the line at swimming. I have been to the pool and local lake and witnessed mum's on phones with children as young as 2 or 3 are in the water. That's where you need total supervision. I stopped a 3 year old from drowning whilst on holiday once, parents were not watching and it was scary. I did not say something to them after finding them just made sure the girl was ok and left. So I think it's fine to check and read your phone, just not by the water.

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    Can I ask why you didn't say anything to them? Just that if they're not aware what almost happened, then theyre just going to continue doing what they've been doing and the child may very well drown tomorrow. When someone else is not there to rescue them as you did.

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    My mum was always reading or hand sewing while we played at parks etc. what's the difference? Are they more pure activities??

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    I think it just comes down to its such an unmotherly thing that I don't find constant endless joy in every single moment of every single day just taking in the beauty and wonder of my gorgeous children.

    Taking interest in anything else proves I just don't love them enough.

    Simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teenie View Post
    My mum was always reading or hand sewing while we played at parks etc. what's the difference? Are they more pure activities??
    Depends what you are reading or sewing...

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    I do so many things that class me as a bad mum so I will just add this one to the list....and like the others ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smurfberrylizard View Post
    Can I ask why you didn't say anything to them? Just that if they're not aware what almost happened, then theyre just going to continue doing what they've been doing and the child may very well drown tomorrow. When someone else is not there to rescue them as you did.
    What I mean is I didn't yell at them as to why they were not watching. I told them exactly what was happening to their daughter but I didn't question their supervising. In hindsight maybe I should have. I'm just glad my husband and I noticed her struggling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere View Post
    Oh you poor thing, typical hey the one time you look away bad stuff happens
    Thanks, I felt so terrible.
    Poor DS1 was in an awful state though.
    I hate those swings.
    There's usually 4 or 5 kids on them at once and they
    get some momentum behind them.
    I have always warned him not to run past them but kids don't see the danger really until they get hurt.
    I'm sure he won't do it again but those things need to be away from
    running children, not smack bang in the middle of the play area where you have no choice but to pass them.
    I really thought we were taking a trip to the ER that day.
    He was ok after a nice big bowl of Ice-creamm and smarties

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsTruth View Post
    I do so many things that class me as a bad mum so I will just add this one to the list....and like the others ignore it.
    Yep There's always something hey!


 

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