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To of expected the mom to say sorry

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mummyto6 · 17/05/2007 11:45

I took my 3 lo's to cheeky chimpz play zone last night,with my friend and her lo's.They all played lovely.Then a little girl about 2yrs bite my ds 20mths on his mouth.You could see a full set of teeth marks on ds top lip,he still has the marks this morning.The little girls mom saw this happen and i also told her.She didn't say a thing,but i noticed she followed her around alnight.She also grabed another lo's ear and gave a good pull and again the mom said nothing.Why do some people find sorry so hard to say.

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LieselVentouse · 17/05/2007 11:48

"To have expected the mother to say sorry

  • tsk tsk

mumto3girls · 17/05/2007 11:49

What did she say when you told her?surely you didn't let her get away with saying absolutely nothing?

That childsounds like she needs some supervision!!


mummyto6 · 17/05/2007 11:50

lol where's that hole gone

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SoupDragon · 17/05/2007 11:50

You're right, she should have apologised.


SoupDragon · 17/05/2007 11:51

Ar eyou going to apologise for that grammatical error then? Hmm? It's the current MN equivalent of biting )


mummyto6 · 17/05/2007 11:51

I think i was in shock.She just stood there looking at me like i was crazy.

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oliveoil · 17/05/2007 11:52

what are lo's?


SoupDragon · 17/05/2007 11:53

little ones.


oliveoil · 17/05/2007 11:53


maybe she was embarrassed?


SoupDragon · 17/05/2007 11:54

I always apologise for any roughness my children inflict and I expect others to do the same. And when they apologise, I always say "That's OK, I know what they can be like" because I know 99% of children go through a violent stage.


mummyto6 · 17/05/2007 11:55

I'm digging a hole,to jump into,but i will say sorry.
To have expected Not to of expected.

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mummyto6 · 17/05/2007 11:59

I was more angry at the mom than to lo.I have 6 lo's and know they can do things that they shouldn't some times.My poor ds had just woke up and was just standing watch everybody.He wondered what had happened poor baby.

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LieselVentouse · 17/05/2007 12:09

Oliveoil, seriously, youve been here four years and you didnt know what lo's were???????


meto · 17/05/2007 12:09

no you're not i've just had a similar exp (won't hijack your thread with it thou cos i'm fuming) but seriously i really winds me up sometimes.


mummydoit · 17/05/2007 12:13

Same thing happened to my DS a few weeks ago but the parents were sitting in the garden outside. I couldn't tell which of the three or four families outside the child belonged to so I couldn't mention it to them. During the remaining 45 minutes we were there, they did not once come in to check their child (aged about 2). DS had bite marks on his arm for two days.


rabbleraiser · 17/05/2007 12:17

She should have apologized. When children are very small they need to be closely watched at play ... not just for the bad things they do but the good things as well.

Most children go through a violent phase ... but left unchecked, the phase could develop into a more permanent pattern of behaviour.


Jonut · 17/05/2007 12:47

I've just come back froma holiday with "friends" whose child hurt DD1 on quite a few occasions (he even stood on her head at ohne point!!)and she ignored it every time. The child was careful not to do anything when his father was around though as he did discipline him.


rabbleraiser · 17/05/2007 13:03

I'm guessing you won't be going with them next year, then?


WelshMum23 · 17/05/2007 14:41

my brother's dd (26 months) is the same she is very rough and tumble with my 6yr old and our 22month old while the 6yr old can take it, he should not have to, our 22month old cant and is often is tears because of nieces hairpulling and kicking if my brother or his gf dont say anything to the child (90% of the time they dont) then i step up and tell her that's it's naughty and that it hurts and to say sorry obv you cant do that with a stranger's child in that circumstance i would diffently say something to the parent

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