I don't know about your playground, but around here, the swings are the main attraction. From the moment the park gates are unlocked, there is a line of parents and kids patiently waiting their turn for a few minutes of swinging fun. And, for the most part, parents are respectful of the line and only allow their kids a few minutes of swing time so others may have a turn. But other parents may not be so respectful.
A Sydney, Australia, mom recently posted this status update on her Facebook page :
"I was just at the park & the police arrived. Seemingly a Mother was pushing her little girl on a swing when a Father approached & said he was also waiting for the swing. The Mother replied that they would be another 5 minutes or so. The Father proceeded to stop the swing in motion & tried to lift the daughter out!
"The Mother was very upset & called the police. Another parent in the park thought this was a little over board.
"What would you do?!? Would you call the police?"
According to The News , the mother was scared that the father would get physical with her or other people in the park because he had tried to lift her daughter out of the swing. Police confirm they visited the park but said neither party wanted to make a claim, so there would be no further action. Comments on the Facebook post and the news article run the gamut — some saying the mom overreacted by calling the cops and others saying she had to do so because there was an imminent threat.
What do you think?