(because every post needs a photo)Scenario 1:
I was at an indoor play area in the mall. I was staying close to Leland because he thinks he is a big kid, when in reality there are real big kids running around like terrors. He happened to be by a girl and I saw her toe was bleeding. I was thinking, she really should not be spreading blood everywhere, so I asked her where her mommy/daddy was. She pointed to where her dad was and I picked her up and carried her to him, again thinking she shouldn't walk through the entire play area with a bloody toe. And he seemed offended by the whole situation.
Did I really do something wrong? What should I have done? Let her walk there? Gone to get him? But I saw he had another child in a baby carseat, so I really thought my solution was best. He didn't say a word to me, jsut gave me a very weird look and so I walked away.
I was at a park with the two girls I nanny and Leland. One fell and started crying. She wasn't hurt, just upset she fell. I was walking to get her and another mom was closer and went to her and then asked "Can I pick her up?" I was so confused by the question. Because if I was that mom I wouldn't have asked, but would have gone and picked the kid up and carried them to their person.
Again, is this wrong?
When did it become okay to look the other way when someone's child is hurt?
Or what is the protocol when helping someone's child?
Am I the only one that thinks we should just help any child in need?
I guess I am just doing what I would want someone else to do for Leland. And maybe that is against the norm.