my 6 year old ask to bring along the nintendo ds. i said NO, we are going to a church and a party you don't need it.
He was wonderful at the church and asked questions and was interested. we get to the reception and as soon as we walk in there are these two brothers, who were about 8 and 10 years old both playing the ds.
they continued to play it through out the whole reception and at one stage the older boy came and say next to my son at our table. they were then both in a trance and in there own world. next thing i know the boys dad comes and hands my son a ds to play.
i was mortified and told my dh to take it away.
i then went over to my son and told him it was very rude that he sat there and watched the ds and that he should be playing and having fun with the other kids, or dancing , or socialising with others. thankfully he listened and went off and played and danced and had fun.
meanwhile the other boy went back to his table and must of told his dad who came over and said that it keeps them calm and quiet!!! even people on our table (including my mum) was saying i should just leave him as it must be boring for him.
soooooo, is this rude or am i just a natzi mum?
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