After the ANZAC march this morning, we went to McDonalds with my sister and her partner and kids. We took the table next to the door into the play area and my DD went off to play. Other kids were coming and going, and my DD came to the door a few times and one of my sisters (big) kids would go and open the door so she could come in or go out. After we had had morning tea, DD went back in for a play. She was in there for a few minutes when another mother went up to the door and opened it, her kids were coming out and she just held the door open allowing my DD to come through. Not once did she look around for a parent for my DD to go to and I am quite confident that she would not have know that my daughter was with me because she had not been nearby the whole time we had been there.
Seriously, who does that????
I really wanted to go and say something to her but I have a bit going on this week so I let it slide. I'm kicking myself for not saying something now. I always make sure that if a kid is trying to slip out of a gated play area that their parent is there, or I just don't let them come out.