Received Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Two nannies at the "purple playground" behind Mason Rice school. Neither were speaking english (sorry for the bad quality of the pic). One had blondish hair with a white "chanel" scarf, the other had brown hair a tan cardigan, blue shirt, ripped jeans. They set their stuff on our picnic table (where we had been and had our stuff way before they got there) and as we went to get our things and head home, they sat there staring at my charges and before we even got all of our things off the table they both lit up cigarettes and started smoking while my charges were gathering their water bottles, backpack, and sweaters. I found it completely rude and not ok to be smoking at the playground. Now my charges sweaters all smell of smoke. Disgusting.
***I don't care if people smoke. That's their decision. I just didn't agree with 2 nannies sitting around smoking while their charges weren't being watched at all. I admit I was in a hurry when I sent in the original e-mail. I think what really bothered me is there was another picnic table, an empty picnic table. I picked up my oldest charge from school and we walked right over to purple playground. We sat our stuff down, had a snack, cleaned up our mess, and went off to play. An hour later when we were getting ready to leave I noticed people sitting at our table and as we were walking up to start gathering our stuff is when they lit the cigarettes up. We got to the table and by staring at my charges I didn't mean just glancing at them, they were dead on staring at my charges like they were doing something wrong by getting their things. One of my charges had to literally pull her sweater out from under one of their bags, she didn't even pick her bag up as my charge was reaching for her sweater. So now I hope everyone understands why I was so upset. It wasn't just the smoking, that did bother me because the tables are only about 5 feet from the equipment but it was a mix of everything that happened that made me mad.