Received Wednesday, July 2, 2008.
I saw something that I thought should be reported. I was at Russell Pederson Playground which is by the school there in Fort Hamilton. As I walked through the gate at about 6:00 PM yesterday, which was a Friday, I saw a male and female making out. They were making out in such a way that I had to say excuse me and get through the gate. This is not that uncommon at the playground because some older kids and teens hang out there and are at times armorous.
I ignored them and set about putting my child on the swings, her favorite thing to do.
A little blonde girl in a flowered sundress that tied on her shoulders came up to me and asked me if I could swing her. I looked around to see who she belonged to. The little girl was struggling to get on the swing. I put my hands on her to help her onto the swing, not because I wanted to - I don't believe in touching other people's children -but because she was really struggling to get on the swings. This little girl was really cute. I pushed her and my daughter side by side for about ten minutes. They were singing together, a jibber jabby song. I think the girls were about the same age, based on language skill and size. My daughter is 2 yrs. 3 months.
After swinging for ten minutes, my daughter wanted down. The little girl said, can you get me down too? I looked around, no one was looking at us, so I helped her down. She followed us over to the little climbing thing and climbed and followed my daughter around. After a short while, my daughter wanted to go back on the swings. The little girl followed. I again put the little girl on the swings. All the while, I am looking around. I ask her what her name is and she shakes her head back and fourth. I don't press it. I involve myself with my child but the little girl attempts to mimic what we discuss - "doggies".
We are now swinging for another 10 minutes and low and behold a babysitter surfaces by my side. The babysitter says, "she drives me crazy, it's 'swing me', 'swing me'. She seemed really sweet. She started pushing the little girl, but she was the same girl who I had to squeeze past to get in the playground, the same girl who was sucking face with a male right outside the playground. Yes, outside. The nanny is attractive, petite, possibly bi-racial, Philipino, Hispanic and or Caucasian, dark hair, pretty eyes, cute figure, wearing tight jeans, flip flops and a white tank top. I am not a prude but I just don't think this would fly with the parents. It wouldn't fly with me!