Received Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I was at the Encanto Park playground today, (10/16) in Central Phoenix, AZ; and saw a Hispanic (just a necessary physical description guys) petite woman in her 30's I believe "watching" a very blonde boy, older, looked to be around 7 or so, maybe even 8? There was also a little Caucasian girl with a brown bob, she was three, I know because she told me, an adorable girl, there was also a tiny Hispanic girl, looked to be around 3 or 4 and I believe (but am not too sure) there was a baby. I'm not sure if she was a Nanny or a in-home care provider who had taken her charges to the park. Regardless, she paid absolutely no attention from the time she arrived until the time we left (she remained), she was always on either her cell or texting (or perhaps it was a Blackberry), I was watching the kids and more worried/concerned about them than her, she NEVER EVEN LOOKED UP for over an hour! Lord only knows what happened after we left. The little girl with the bob was screaming from the swings at her (or anybody who heard and could hopefully oblige) "I want to swing, swing me! Swing me!" Her feet were way too short to push-off herself. It was heart-breaking, on one of the poles, she was going down, quite high, and fell from a fairly high distance, I WAS THE ONE to check and see if she was OK! And I was also the one to tell her "Good job, what a big-girl", when she was adorably yelling, "Look at me! Look at me!", heart-breaking. The older boy looked sad and very bored, ANYONE could have taken ANY of these poor children, or they could have been seriously injured or killed (there were some very high areas for a 3 yr. old to potentially fall and break their neck from, etc.) and she wouldn't have noticed for God-knows how long! I REALLY hope who ever these children belong to sees this posting. She needs to be fired immediately. So sad.