I understand that children misbehave. I sympathize for any parent who is dealing with a child that is being difficult and I also understand why parents ignore some tantrums. With all that being said, I don't understand when parents just turn a blind eye to their child's misbehavior when it's disrupting others. I swear I'm not in a bad mood but I just wanted to share our experience at story time this morning.
One child walked up to the front and just stood in front of all the other kids. The librarian was trying to read and kids kept saying "I can't see!". The librarian asked the boy to sit many times but he just ignored her. She finally had to ask who he belonged to and a grandmother in the back raised her hand. Hello... She had to ask the grandmother to get him to sit down.
One child almost took Jordan out during a song. They were supposed to get their wiggles out but he was just wild. His mother was right next to him and never said a word.
After story time it was like a free for all. An all out brawl broke out between two girls. I think one took the other child's book and then they both started screaming and literally attacked each other. To be fair, it happened quickly and the moms separated them. However, one of the girls involved in the altercation (yep, I'm going with a toddler altercation) just kept throwing fit after fit. I don't know why the mom didn't just take her home.
Another boy was using an isle as his personal track, running back and forth over and over. Then he was literally hanging on the wall. There is this thing that looks like a pilots control panel where they can pretend to steer, adjust knobs, etc. He was hanging on the wheel and the mom just watched from afar. Laughing.
Maybe I hover over Jordan too much but I don't want to be one of those parents who is getting eye rolls behind their back.