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These Parents were as useful as a chocolate teapot (MacDonalds related)

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pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 14:08:27

Went to MacDonalds with dd 6, she has ASD and developmental delay. We went sit down with our food, behind where I was sitting was a mini football pitch set up in lights where a very rowdy group of boys (7/8 years mabey) were pretending to play and shouting and cheering and knocking against my chair.

They must have been in a group tat one boys parents have taken out after football, they were all dressed in football gear of their local club. The host parents did nothing to tell the boys to be quiet and tone down their noise and behaviour. The parents got the boys ice cream and because one was messing about his ice cream spilt everywhere behind me. The parents did not tell this boy off, they said never mind the lady will clean it up and will get you another one shock. my dd was behaving much better, sitting quietly eating.

I eventually told them to be quiet after my chair was bashed for the umpteenth time and the screeching got louder, the parent came to apologise but te screeching and shouting still carried on. We eat up and left. My patience was in tatters, but dd was very calm

Aibu to think the parents should have told the boys to quieten down and to stop messing about, and to not get te boy who spilt his ice cream another for messing about, even if teir not the boys parents. I would no have any qualms about telling a child in my care off if they were misbehaving and being a nuscience

LynetteScavo Sat 18-May-13 21:16:25

I did not assume you made statements without having evidence, Noorny. You made your own assumption there. In fact, I suggested you provide the OP with some links.

Noorny's link made clickable

Is that what you meant to link to?

McNewPants2013 Sat 18-May-13 21:41:42

Noory diet issues are very common in asd children.

My DS who is asd loves McDonald because the food is put in seperate bags. There is very few foods DS will eat. He has spatone sachets to make sure he has vitamins ect.

Carrots and broccoli are the only veg he will eat and only if the carrots are circle cut and not like carrot sticks.

Ok junk food may be bad for them, but when you have a child who doesn't eat any food is better than none ( DS dietician has said this)

IcingTheCake Sat 18-May-13 21:58:20

Sorry, but i think OP just wanted to know if she was being unreasonable to get annoyed at the boys, she probably gets loads of advice on diet, etc. but she didnt come on here to be judged for her food choice?

nevergoogle Sat 18-May-13 22:03:02

DS1 in 8 and hates macdonalds food telling me it's disgusting. Shame, cause i like it. grin

pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 22:48:08

I came here for advice about the rowdy bows not to be torn apart for giving my dd the occasional MacDonalds,

pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 22:49:05

Bye I meant. Anything in excess is bad. I home cook and dd gets a Fred and balanced diet

pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 22:49:30

Meant varied

McNewPants2013 Sat 18-May-13 22:53:37

Piglet just ignore them.

pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 23:02:18

Thanks McNew smile, I guess you do get te self righteous on here at times. I am not having a problem with dd behaviour at te moment, it's not got worse, in fact since starting her Autistic school it's improved

LynetteScavo Sat 18-May-13 23:02:49

Exactly, IcingTheCake, which is why Noorny's post made me so hmm.

Groups of excited boys are mostly very annoying. Therefore, pigletmania, YANBU.

pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 23:10:52

Thanks lynette smile

pigletmania Sat 18-May-13 23:12:27

They are lynette knocking my chair ad invading my table save with their footballing antics. I have a 15 month ds so got that to look forward to

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