I regularly collect my little grandchildren from school; there is always a huge line of cars going back for a quarter-of-a-mile (at least)in both directions. The young mothers make a great fuss about strapping-in their kids, which is commendable.
However, on the days when some of them walk (btw, they all live near the school so no need for them to drive at all!), they all let the children run ahead and then bellow like foghorns to their kids to stand still and wait.
I really do not like this; my little grandson always tries to pull his hand from mine so that he can run ahead with his friends; they are all only four-years-old. We don't have the lollipop lady any more near the school minor road and then have to cross an extremely busy main road using pedestrian crossing (village type - no buttons to press!). Am very concerned that the children will come to harm but am scoffed at and told that I worry too much!
I want my grandchildren to walk home from school in safety (my own 3 children attended the same school and I cannot recall this sort of dilemma) but the young mums think that I am making too much fuss! They are all on their iphones constantly and, in my humble opinion, blatantly ignoring their kids!
maundymoney Mon 26-Sep-11 00:18:58
dizzyblonde Mon 26-Sep-11 06:55:28
Gally Mon 26-Sep-11 08:18:07
Nanban Mon 26-Sep-11 08:28:09
glammanana Mon 26-Sep-11 10:21:24
absentgrana Mon 26-Sep-11 10:33:34
Grumpyoldwoman Mon 26-Sep-11 11:51:58
Annobel Mon 26-Sep-11 12:13:01
harrigran Mon 26-Sep-11 13:41:45
GoldenGran Mon 26-Sep-11 15:17:19
Nanban Mon 26-Sep-11 18:31:09