Dear Playground Parent,
Please pay attention to your child. Not just to make sure they are safe, but to also ensure they are playing “nicely in the sandbox.” When my 3-year old, after waiting for 5 minutes, asks your child if she can have a turn on the slide, please encourage your child to give her a turn. Or, are you not even paying attention to what your child is doing? Why should your child get to run up the slide and then slide down over and over and over without another child being able to take a turn? And, please, teach her how to wait until the child in front of her gets off of the slide before sliding down and pushing her onto the ground. When your child makes another child cry, I think it’s time to put down your sandwich and pay attention. And, to the parent whose child spit at mine…really?!?!
I’m pretty strict about manners, but I don’t think it is asking too much to expect adults to take some responsibility for their child’s behavior – share, don’t spit, and play nice. Please.