+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 44
  1. #11
    TheGooch's Avatar
    TheGooch is offline Winner 2014 - Newbie of the Year
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4,781
    Thanks
    8,014
    Thanked
    4,132
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I may call the police depending on how vulnerable and isolated I felt at that particular moment in that location.
    As others have said, I doubt the man stopped the swing in a friendly agreeable way.
    Who knows how quickly it could have escalated? Or how many times he has used this behaviour or may use it again.
    I disagree that the woman should have shared just because this freaky guy demanded the swing. He can wait and teach his child patience at the same time. 5 minutes isn't a long time.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    It's interesting the number of posters who don't have kids who think 5 minutes isn't a long time. It is a long time for a kid. In my entire life of going to playgrounds I have never spent 5 minutes on a swing.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    5 minutes can feel like an eternity to a child, sure. But thats when its a parents job to distract and explain. I encourage my children to let other kids have a turn. But I would never demand another child get off a swing so mine can have a turn.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  4. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to peanutmonkey For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (02-09-2014),MrsSS  (02-09-2014),Purple Lily  (02-09-2014),Renn  (02-09-2014)

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,427
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I also don't agree with the child having to get off the swing because another child expressed interest in it, and frankly, even if the kid was on there for half an hour it does not equate to someone else having the right to physically stop the swing and remove the child from it.

    If my kids want a go on something but someone else is on it, they need to wait!

    Depending on how threatening and aggressive the man was I would certainly call the police. I really can't see how that would pan out in a way that would not make you feel a bit scared. If someone came and stopped the swing while I was pushing it and lifted my child out I would probably feel intimidated enough to call the police.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to NoteToSelf For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (02-09-2014)

  7. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    9,874
    Thanks
    3,040
    Thanked
    5,845
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Well we weren't there, so it's hard to say if calling the police was warranted.

    He may have been really aggressive and intimidating. Trying to remove someone else's child from some play equipment is far from normal behaviour for a grown adult. He sounds a bit loco.

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mod-Degrassi For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (02-09-2014),delirium  (02-09-2014),Stiflers Mom  (02-09-2014)

  9. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    I wouldn't demand either.

    I hate the swings. I have never seen more tantrums over anything else at a park. I give my kids 10 pushes then we move on.

    I'm not condoning what he did at all. I just think calling the police is OTT.

  10. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,028
    Thanks
    5,464
    Thanked
    4,399
    Reviews
    20
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    It's interesting the number of posters who don't have kids who think 5 minutes isn't a long time. It is a long time for a kid. In my entire life of going to playgrounds I have never spent 5 minutes on a swing.
    Depending on her mood, dd1 could easily spend 5 minutes on a swing.
    Most parks have plenty of other things that kids can play with while they're waiting and if it's the kind of park that only has a swing, I'd take a ball or something to mix it up a bit anyway.

  11. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    7,668
    Thanks
    5,719
    Thanked
    3,068
    Reviews
    25
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    If he had shown aggression towards me or my child and I felt intimidated then yes I would call the police.

    I'm not saying this is the case as I wasn't there and there's not enough detail to know exactly what happened. But as I said if I felt like it was going to escalate then the police would be called.

    He had no right to touch the swing or the child and to be honest it would have made me wonder just how aggressive he is if he's cracking it that badly over a swing.

  12. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Purple Lily For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (02-09-2014),gizmoduckus  (02-09-2014)

  13. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,179
    Thanks
    1,267
    Thanked
    2,583
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    It's interesting the number of posters who don't have kids who think 5 minutes isn't a long time. It is a long time for a kid. In my entire life of going to playgrounds I have never spent 5 minutes on a swing.
    To adults 5mins isn't a long time, to kids I'm sure it's an eternity. In saying that, whenever I've been at a playground with either my cousins or kids I'm babysitting, their attention span doesn't last long. They flit between all the different parts of the playground after a minute or 2. Except for one cousin who loved to swing. She wasn't interested in anything else and would cry whenever you took her out of the swing. I think she's the exception to the rule though. She would happily stay in her swing 24hrs a day if you let her.

  14. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    Depending on her mood, dd1 could easily spend 5 minutes on a swing.
    Most parks have plenty of other things that kids can play with while they're waiting and if it's the kind of park that only has a swing, I'd take a ball or something to mix it up a bit anyway.
    But this is why I (personally) hate swings. Yes there are plenty of other things but to wait for a swing you have to sit and wait. How else does any one know you're waiting. I've rocked up to use a swing to have a parent come flying over from the other side and say "we're next". So I wound up taking a screaming child off the swing so they can wait.

    It's just the one thing I've noticed in my nearly 9 years of going to parks.

    But I also hate standing there pushing the swing. So I generally encourage playing on anything but the swings.


 

Similar Threads

  1. DH got into a big argument with our childcare center manager.
    By Serenity Love in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 15-04-2014, 13:44
  2. Argument with teacher. Advice??
    By AngelicHobgoblin in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 20-03-2014, 22:25
  3. The same bl**dy argument every weekend
    By loislane2010 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-11-2013, 12:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
The MAMA Centre
Pregnancy, birth & beyond care with your very own midwife. Home & hospital birth support, VBACs, antenatal & postnatal care by medicare eligible midwives & holistic health practitioners. Massage, chiro, naturopathy, yoga, counselling & beauty therapy
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!