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to be absolutely shocked by this?

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Melly20MummyToPoppy Tue 16-Aug-11 15:03:10

I was walking home from town earlier and coming toward me were a mother and daughter, the little girl was maybe about 3ish. The little girl was walking down the edge of the road not on the path, and the woman was just asking her nicely to get onto the path. The little girl just kept saying "but mummy, im following this path!". And it was a busy main road too! I couldn't believe it, was totally shock

ragged Tue 16-Aug-11 15:06:26

sounds a bit pants... but If it was that busy a road why didn't girl get run over, or did drivers keep slowing down to pull out & give them looks?

Melly20MummyToPoppy Tue 16-Aug-11 15:10:19

It's a fairly wide road so cars didn't have to pull out, they were getting some hmm and shock looks though.

ragged Tue 16-Aug-11 15:16:01

fair enough, highly dodgy, 3yos can't be trusted to not impulsively run into traffic. You should go look at some of the "ineffectual parenting" threads on MN!

TheMonster Tue 16-Aug-11 15:18:01

very ineffectual

chill1243 Tue 16-Aug-11 15:18:53

I agree with ragged

LolaRennt Tue 16-Aug-11 15:19:15

I watched one ueless waste of space mum on her mobile, pushing pram, while 2 year old ran to keep up behind as she crossed road (through traffic and not on crossing).. Mum was miles away (4 lane road) and I realised cars were coming! I meandered behind her through road because I knew cars would see me.

Mom gets to other side still talking before she turns around and shouts for girl to hurry up!

probably only a few seconds all in all but my heart was in my throat. I was so angry at myself for not screaming at her but it seemed pointless and woudl have probably scared kids.

ragged Tue 16-Aug-11 15:22:07

Here it is, limp-wristed parenting moans.

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