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...to disapprove of children standing in swings with muddy wellies on?!

(48 Posts)
MammytoM Thu 10-Jan-13 15:19:17

Is it unreasonable to expect a reasonably clean swing at the park? Gets on my wick seeing children standing in them with dirty shoes / wellies on leaving mud all over them angry. Some of us have little ones which want / need to sit in the swings. Am I being a swing snob lol?

ChristmasJubilee Thu 10-Jan-13 15:19:59

Take a pack of wipes.

kaiserfootmuff Thu 10-Jan-13 15:20:15

yes, take some tissue and wipe then seat, sorted

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 15:20:55

Is this post serious?

MammytoM Thu 10-Jan-13 15:22:17

I do usually take wipes smile. Still don't like to see it though...swing snob that I am shock

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 15:24:20

Do you not let your dc get dirty at the park? Are they not allowed to play? sad

littlewhitebag Thu 10-Jan-13 15:25:05

Kids do not much care about mud on swings, shoes, clothes etc. They tend to be preoccupied with having fun. In this weather i used to take my kids to the park in all in one protective outerwear so it didn't matter how wet and muddy they got.

MammytoM Thu 10-Jan-13 15:25:58

Yes they are allowed to play smile. I'm not cruel lol

CaptChaos Thu 10-Jan-13 15:38:09

It's lovely to watch children play creatively with pieces of equipment which are, to all intents and purposes, fairly dull. Mus doesn't kill people (on the whole), take wipes and relax a bit smile

PolkadotCircus Thu 10-Jan-13 16:08:24

Mud is good,kids need more access to dirt,it's good for their health.Seriously I worry for today's kids at times.

Op you obviously don't have older kids.

usualsuspect Thu 10-Jan-13 16:09:57

Kids get muddy at the park shocker shock

YABU.

WelshMaenad Thu 10-Jan-13 16:12:51

My toddler is usually liberally coated in mud before he even reaches the swings, a bit more rubbed off on his arse will make not a whit of difference.

ll31 Thu 10-Jan-13 16:15:27

Yabvvu. .. pfb?

thebody Thu 10-Jan-13 16:16:43

God isn't getting dirty and muddy the best fun a child can have?

You wipe the swing? Seriously?

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 16:18:47

Mud is fine, do wet wipes not just make the mud wet and get all over them there by defeating your object of wiping them down?

Bird shit annoys me on swings but not enough to get out wet wipes and im usually over the other side sat down with a book and coffee so don't notice

usualsuspect Thu 10-Jan-13 16:22:03

Not much you can do about birds shitting on the swings though grin

NigellasGuest Thu 10-Jan-13 16:24:57

are you the one who won't let their DC go on a swing without a crash helmet?

ILoveTIFFANY Thu 10-Jan-13 16:25:19

Op.... Kinda agree with you... Its a surface meant for sitting on. You would have more people agree with you though had you said teenagers standing in swings.... MN doesn't tolerate teens in parks very well Iirc from other threads!!

ILoveTIFFANY Thu 10-Jan-13 16:25:52

But yeah... Take wipes

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 16:26:15

It annoys me how well they aim usual! There's no white splats anywhere else apart from benches and swings, birds are clever little fuckers that will take over the world someday. (Alfred Hitchcocks bird film argh)

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 16:27:00

Swings are for swinging on, they are not a seat it's up to you how you use it.

usualsuspect Thu 10-Jan-13 16:29:24

I was always too scared to stand up on swings as a child, I envied the kids that could stand up and swing.

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 16:30:44

Did you ever lie across the swing on your belly and twist it around to go spinning?

Now that was fun <must teach the dc>

ILoveTIFFANY Thu 10-Jan-13 16:30:59

No the babies/toddlers swings are clearly meant for a child to sit in, hence 4 bars round the sides to keep the child safe, and the leg divider!

thebody Thu 10-Jan-13 16:31:14

Er I think my 13 year old teen is fine at park swings thank you.

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