Thursday, January 29, 2009
I just saw something Tuesday, January 27 between 3-4:30pm on the walking path at Presidio by the beach that I wanted to report:
An older man (grandpa type) with two small children, each under 4 years old in pea-green colored double stroller. This was definitely a grandpa situation. I was on the walking path and noticed them because the man was speaking so harshly to the stroller, while the smaller of the two children was kind of wandering on his/her own. (Hard to tell because it was cold out and they had their hoods up. The jackets were plain, solid colored and matching, but different color for each kid.) It was hard to tell if it was a boy and a girl or two boys based on their coats. I mean to me I would have said boys, but the clothing was sort of neutral, and they were so little and bundled up that it was hard to tell.
On my way back, they were in the same area, but this time the man was carrying the larger kid and this is the reaosn I wanted to write, the littler kid was all the way behind them on his/her own and could barely even get up on the boardwalk step s/he was so little and he was paying zero attention. It was heartbreaking and I hope that whoever thinks grandpa is a great influence on these kids or even keeping them safe really ought to think again. Grandpa had some sort of cap on.
Anyone living in San Francisco will know the path I'm talking about- it's the kind of path you would go on with a stroller but people don't really hang out on it the way this guy was.
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