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Hawthorne Glenn Park in Glenview Illinois

Hawthorne Glen Park in Glenview, Illinois
This took place at Hawthorne Park (I think that is the name, it is on Miller Dr) between Landweir and Pfingsten in Glenview Il. The grandmother (I assume) was with 2 kids, one was 18 months, the other, a 4 year old girl (I asked her). Her name was Rachel. She was playing with my ds. I had, in our stroller basket, many items, at the bottom of which was a snack for my ds. It was an item that contained peanut butter. The little 4 year old started following me around eating something and talking about it. I realized it was the same snack I had for my ds, then I realized, when I went to get ds his snack, the 4 year old had rummaged into our basket and eaten ds's snack.

I was a tad ticked that the girl ate his snack, but more so, if that girl had been allergic to the pb she really could have been hurt. Just a warning, if know this parent or grandmother, she may want to teach her to ask before taking.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most kids with food allergies are taught not to eat anything without asking.

Kelly said...

Unfortunately, too many people just let their kids wander and ransack. I was babysitting a toddler when another nanny let her 2 year old charge rummage through my kid's stroller and drink up all her water. I was busy playing with my charge when I saw the kid (& her nanny) standing next to 'my' stroller and drinking up. I picked up my charge and raced to the stroller, and said to the little girl, "hey, that's ours".

The girl's defensive nanny was standing next to her and said "You shouldn't leave sippy cups out in the open". I told her "That sippy cup was in the brown zipperred bag at the bottom of the stroller's basket, so don't tell me that the cup was out in the open. You know very well that you let your kid rummage through our stroller". I think that nanny was pyscho.

Soon after, I gave my charge some milk to drink (because his water was pirated & it was a very hot day), and the same nanny came to me to say "It's not nice to give a bottle of milk to your kid at the playground, because it makes other kids want a bottle". I said, "well you tell me what she is supposed to drink, since you let your kid help herself to my kid's water".

jmt said...

Kelly, apparently that psycho nanny had her own rule book. Way to tell her off.

Anonymous said...

go figures!most people here have no manners, americans are know for that..so deal with it.

Anonymous said...

OK, foreign poster at 1249. If you don't like our manners, keep off our websites. Psycho.

Anonymous said...

A lot of young children don't understand that it's not okay to take some one else's belongings as they are developmentally in a very selfish stage where they feel the world revolves around them "mine" and that there are no consequences for their actions. The problem arises when adults are ignorant and foolish enough to not correct a child doing this and teach them not to touch or take other peoples belongings. I am constantly working on this with one of my nieces. My sister seems to think it's cute and no one minds when my niece does these things, but it's really irritating and unsafe when her little girl constantly nabs strangers food or other kids toys... People teach your kids to keep their hands to themselves and bring a long your own snacks and drinks so you don't have to have a jealous kid eyeing some one else's milk...lame.

Anonymous said...

12:49 PM
The post does not say that the Granny was American. It is rude of YOU to insult the population of an entire nation.
Miss Manners

Anonymous said...

That is a little frightening...however my daughter is 4 and she has a peanut allergy and tends to be very over cautious and always asks--are there peanuts in this? It started out as a cute thing that she did with strangers but now she generally asks whomever is giving her food. I think at this age they are aware if they are not able to eat things.

Anonymous said...

Who freakin cares... is it seriously that important!

Anonymous said...

OP, why didn't you say anything to the grandmother at the time, if you truly were worried about the possibility of a food allergy? It seems a bit silly to go to all the trouble of posting about it here on the very minimal chance that the child's parents will find out about it, when you could have had an ACTUAL conversation with the child's ACTUAL grandmother at the time of the incident.

It looks to me that you're more annoyed by the kid's rudeness at stealing your snack than you are genuinely concerned for her well-being.

If you want to vent/bitch about a kid in the park, be up front of it (and really, take it to urbanbaby). But don't pretend that you're concerned about the safety of a child when you're so clearly not.

ble said...

Wasn't the mom or granny or nanny near by? Why didn't you say to her, "Take me to whatever adult you are with." and let them know what she did? That is exactly what I would have done....to teach her (or her caregiver) a lesson and to make sure she had no allergies.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually glad this was posted. Maybe it will serve as a reminder to those who visit here to be more aware when their children/charges steal food or toys. I'm not saying all children do this, but I'm sure there are a lot who simply ignore it when their child pulls something like this.

Automoblox said...

You should really teach all kids to not eat anything unless your parents say its fine, until they get to the age where they know what is find to eat, and what is not.