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Friday, November 7, 2014

Control your kids

Posted on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM

If you are one of the parents/siblings/babysitters/grandparents/caregivers of any kind who has to rely on the bus to transport a huge number of children, the least you could do is teach the children in your care to be mindful of other people. In the past few months, I feel like I have seen everything. I seen one young woman taking three toddlers (all with whistles in hand) on the 21. I swear she was paying the minimal amount of attention to these kids. Only stopping her conversation with her friend long enough to stop the kids from grabbing each other's whistles. Wow lady, I am so glad you made sure each child had their own whistle to blow. I mean it's not like there were other people on the bus who were all staring at you and your toddler terror parade. Then a couple weeks ago, another woman brought at least 5 children on the 18 at 9 am. In case you aren't familar with buses, 18 is the university route and it is particularly packed in the morning(people heading to work and class). Rather than keep her group of children together, she started setting them in the chairs next to complete strangers. In the end, the kids were dispersed all over the place with one of them sitting next to me. I honestly believe I got the most annoying of the kids because he was right up in my space and staring directly at me, only looking away if I looked in his general direction. I even caught him staring at me a couple of times. The woman was turned in her seat talking to a little boy just next to him so she was even looking in his direction. I had to first ask her to tell him to stop staring at me. Then, she had to tell him to let me out of my seat because he was physically blocking me when I went to get off at my stop. Hasn't anyone heard of manners, or even teaching that to their children? —Wish I Had the Money for A Car

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