The gym was full yesterday, I almost didn’t have the chance to use the treadmill. The pool was packed with families with kids too. I don’t know, it just seemed like a fitness day celebration of some sorts.
After working out, I went to the shower room to find it full of shrieking teenagers, some comparing suits and pinching the sides of their bodies, with worried expressions on their faces. I can almost scream, “Dudettes, you should see mine!”
Anyway, among the crowd of noisy teeners, I found a small child about 1 1/2 years old walking, in barefoot on the WET bathroom floor. Clearly, none of these teeners is the mom. I looked around and finally asked people where the mom is, while holding the child with my hand. Accidents happen in bathrooms, some resulting even in death! People wearing rubber slippers were even walking carefully and now this small kid is left there to walk around the wet and slippery floor, barefoot!!??
The teeners said the mom is inside the steam bath room. Out of the blue, the child looked up at me and cried. The mom, alarmed at the sound of her wailing child stood up and with angry expression on her face, pushed the glass door and walked in my direction.
Ooooh, this better be bloggable!
She asked what’s the matter. I told her that the child was walking around, could slip and hit her head. The mom asked me, “my baby is crying, did she slip?” I said, no she did not but she MIGHT.
She grabbed the baby from me and snapped, “No, no, no, normally, she is fine. She will not slip, normally (she must really like this word!). I bring her here everyday!”
Pardon me? She just said two lies. First, she is not coming everyday. I am and I have never seen her or the baby. Next, what does she mean that normally, the baby will not slip even on wet floors?
The teeners just shrugged their shoulders, thinking I should not have meddled. Shouldn’t I? As a mom, do they really think I can just ignore a child in danger?
What would you do?