I'm in shock...i was at the shops with DS who is 2 in my 4 month old. After shopping I let my son go on the high five ride its a bit like a carousel ride with 3 'horses ' on it and goes around for $2
After it started 2 little girls jumped on. I don't mind I already paid and my DS like laughing at the girls.
Anyway when it finished my DS looked at me with his puppy eyes and asked 'more more' so I dropped another $2 in and the girls stayed on maybe aged 4 and 6.
I stood right next to the ride as my DS is little and the mother and father were about 50m away sitting on some couches.
Anyway when it started again the girls started jumping around and climbing over the ride. I thought it was a bit dangerous and said 'are you sure that is safe - maybe you should sit down' but both girls continued and I looked at the parents and they were watching so I assumed they were ok.
Anyway the girl about 4 fell off and hit her head - the parents came rushing over and after picking her up started telling me off.
Saying I was the 'supervising adult' and I should have known better. That it was irresponsible of me to put another coin in without checking with them. That they were running late now cause of me and said to the other daughter that 'because of this lady they weren't going to Amy's party'
I was shocked... I basically said that I put the money in the ride for my son only and was supervising my son only and their kids was their responsibility. I walked away with my mouth open to them yelling behind me 'that's right hurt our kid and walk away' everyone was looking at me like I was a monster and when I looked back they were talking to security an pointed at me - I was waiting for the guard to tackle me.
I will point out that I waited around to make sure the girl was ok she was coherent and had stopped crying. But the yelling and the parents looked a bit 'rough' so I was a bit worried for an altercation and there was nothing I could have done.
So I need to know was I responsible - should I have made the girls sit down even though the parents were watching? I'm so confused and I know there are a range of opinions on here and so I am really curious...