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I mentioned this as a comment on [livejournal.com profile] sweetpea86's post

Last night I went to pick [livejournal.com profile] pyllgrum up at the airport. I was waiting for him outside the security area on Concourse D - basically out of the pathway but close enough I could see him come out. I was on the escalator side. On the other side was a family congregated on and around the seats. For reasons unknown to me, one of the parents thought it might be ok to let her toddlers play in the walkway. One was possibly about 4 - first time he was nearly tripped over he moved back out of the way. The other one - young enough to still be using a sippy cup - was happily playing right in the main path. Where was Mom? She had her back turned to the entire situation (though other family members could *possibly* see) and was having a rousing conversation with her companions.

I kept waiting for a flight attendant to turn it into security. I tend to avoid security/TSA @ BWI as much as possible (that's a story for another time) so I didn't interefere. No I didn't bring it to 'mother's'
attention either because frankly if the entire family can't see the issue, me pointing it out wasn't going to help. The youngest was still planted in the way when [livejournal.com profile] pyllgrum got off the plane. He had *just* missed a toddler girl (from a different family) escape and run the wrong way through security.

What happened to parents watching their children? [livejournal.com profile] sweetpea86 mentioned people who leave their kids just at the checkoutstand and walk away to get something

::shudder::

What is this world coming to?

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Date: 2007-12-17 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetpea86.livejournal.com
Fucking amazing, isn't it?

And the best part? If poor J had knocked into one of these kids, HE would have been at fault.

Really.Fucking.Amazing.

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Date: 2007-12-17 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sestree.livejournal.com
I swear it makes me ill.

I *made* my kids stay by me until they were 10-12. I also made them mind though and that's a rant for another time ....

Dont' even get me started

Date: 2007-12-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wenchannabelle.livejournal.com
This was a HUGE issue with me when I was the nanny/babysitter, but now that I'm a mom it irks me even worse.

When I was about 7 months pregnant and VERY hormonal, Hubby and I were in Wal-mart when a child, old enough to know better, I'd say 10 or 11ish, started throwing a temper tantrum and walked down the main aisle SLAMMING the end displays. Where was mom? Several feet in front of her telling her to stop acting like a baby. I was within an ace of grabbing the kid up and whoopiing her tail.

If you can't control your kids or don't care to watch them, then DON'T HAVE THEM! Ok, mini rant over.

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Date: 2007-12-18 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyllgrum.livejournal.com
"Unattended Children will be sold"

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