06 November, 2007

TJ Maxx at 6th Avenue and 18th Street in NYC

Received Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Yesterday, (11/5) at about 1:20PM, TJ Maxx at 6th Avenue and 18th Street in NYC I saw a nanny shopping in the infant/toddler section of the store while talking on her cell phone and completely ignoring the roughly2-3 year old little girl she was taking care of. As long as I browsed in that section, the nanny kept the little girl completely alone and did not appear to even be looking in her direction from time to time.The little girl was parked in her dark grey Maclaren at the end of the aisle, facing away from the nanny and staring in to the end of a row of clothes. She was bored and mellow, manipulating a water bottle in her hands over and over again. The little girl had soft strawberry blond curls just above her shoulders. She was wearing a pale blue sweater and blue jeans and brown lace up boots. The nanny was not even able to see the girl, only the back of the stroller.Nanny was AA with permed looking hair to her shoulders and was wearing an olive green top.I know it's common for moms and nannies both to take their kids along while they shop, but something about this situation didn't sit right with me. The nanny was totally disengaged with this little girl, and sadly, the little girl seemed sort of used to it.

4 comments:

Meme said...

In this world today, a child chouls never be out of reaching distance to whomever is caring for them. It is sad some people cannot learn that.

erics mom said...

Yes, I go shopping with my son. Even so I make sure hes right by me. Sometimes, I even hold one of the handles of the stroller while I look at something. Did anyone hear of that recent case, the mother was grocery shopping and she just turned to grab a vegetable, and some woman tried to snatch her baby. And she was right there!! She didn't leave the baby alone.

Anonymous said...

I don't really see this as a huge problem, it's not like the kid was crying. And people do take their kids shopping with them...?

Anonymous said...

who is in charge of these parents brain..i see nanny' all the time in stores or thrift shops in the middle of winter ..baby all bundled up in a hot store &nanny with her coat off shopping.the only thing wrong with kids are their parents. maybe these parents should have had a dog.and if the nanny did not have this job,because they are unemployable they probably would be in jail.......i suggest parent should stay home one day and follow nanny .she probably would quit her job after viewing this scene 10 min.later...concerned parent