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Aibu to this is a odd comment

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pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:38:49

Been watching the Paralympics I loooooooove them went to watch in London and its just awsome

So in our house it's pretty much been on all day every day I think there very talented athletes but also think it's good to expose the children 3 and 16 months and 16 to these super humans

Any way was asking this lady at playgroup if she was watching as its just been so good were trouncing the competition 😬

She said oh no don't think that sort of thing would be suitabil for the kids 🙁But I take a look

It say with me all day why wouldn't it be suitabil for children

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:40:16

*sat with me all day

JenLindleyShitMom Wed 14-Sep-16 20:40:20

confused what did she think was unsuitable for children?

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:43:58

Well that's why I was a bit 🙁All day I kept replaying the conversation and even had a quick look at last nights recorded stuff

I just think that's very odd to say that

My dd been getting in her toy pram and pushing herself along like the people on the telly 😬

mycatstares Wed 14-Sep-16 20:44:04


Is there a chance she meant the kids would find it boring which is why it wouldn't be suitable? confused

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Wed 14-Sep-16 20:45:17

Good grief. Reminds me of the complaints about the CBeebies (???) presenter who was born with half an arm on one side. I asked DD (then 4 or 5) if she noticed anything about her and she said, "Yes, she's really pretty."

How can it possibly be unsuitable for children to understand that we are not all born the same and that, no matter how we are born, we are capable of greatness?

Stupid woman!

DeadGood Wed 14-Sep-16 20:45:29

What an idiot. People say the stupidest shit

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:45:33

That's what I thought replayed the conversation all day

Been watching since the start so just not sure what she means

My dds have loved it they were pretending to wheelchair race yesterday they were getting in the toy prams go GB she even knows the national athem it's been played so much now 😁

Footle Wed 14-Sep-16 20:46:45

Her attitude assumes that no child watching it would be affected by disability in RL. Eejit.

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:47:32

poster ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout

I think I remember this all these twants writing in to BC moaning about diversity that's why disabled people are no on telly more

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:50:30

For me it's not even about you may be effected by disability yourself

But just getting the children exposed to
A- awsome sport I really hate football Ect
b-understanding the only limitations are the ones we give ourselfs
C-disabled people are in the world we watched the oylpmics so why would we watch the Paralympics

balletcats Wed 14-Sep-16 20:53:51

You're really asking if you're unreasonable to think it is odd that a woman doesn't want her child to see disabled people performing in sport?

Course you are.

iago Wed 14-Sep-16 20:54:04

When my son was about 4 to 5, for some reason there was a boxing match on the television. A black boxer was beating the shit out of the white bloke. I asked my son who was winning and he said 'The man in the blue shorts.' So kids do not always notice what we think is obvious.

nousernames Wed 14-Sep-16 20:59:33

I'm clutching at straws here but I might say something similar meaning that it's a bit too boring for kids. I don't think I'd put any sports program on for little ones but then again I find sports boring so that's probably clouded my view.

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:59:51

My daughter asked me were she could get shoes like Richard whitehead lol I said there his running legs she just said can you gett pink ones

user1471517900 Wed 14-Sep-16 23:14:35

I assume you want everyone to say well done on being so incredibly inclusive. So well done you.

Maybe she meant it was on too late or that it's been so nice and sunny that the kids should be out playing and not watching TV all day?

bumsexatthebingo Wed 14-Sep-16 23:20:07

It could be the time it's on or that she doesn't think her kids would be interested. You should have asked her why.
She likely doesn't want difficult questions about some of the athletes who have acquired disabilities which could make her kids worry about it happening to them but I think everything can be explained in an age-appropriate way.

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 15-Sep-16 01:06:17

It does sound like an odd thing to say.

But having said that, I've not put it on in front of the kids either. Not because I have any issues with them seeing disabled people on TV, but because any sport on TV generally doesn't interest them, and I don't tend to watch TV myself when the kids are up and about.

So I guess it's possible she meant something like "sport bores my DC so sport in general isn't suitable TV viewing for them" but phrased it badly.

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