ooohhhhh don't start me on the bad parenting issue.. I have a stepdaughter who if I had the law on my side, would never ever see her biological mother again with how she treats her.
I would definitely not be able to keep my mouth shut, I struggle to keep my mouth shut when I see my hubby's ex, but that's another story.
My stepdaughter is 9 years of age and I still won't let her out of my sight. I won't let her go to a shopping centre toilet on her own or anything; and I'll check inside the cubicle before I let her in. I watch her like a hawk at playgrounds etc also. It's different from when I was a kid and I used to play out in the street with my friends and no parents. It's just not safe enough to do that these days anywhere, except maybe in a country town, but definitely not in the big smoke!
As Dee said, if they had been "caught" by any authorities, they would get done for neglect and possibly have the child taken away from them. They should of waited to have their trip when the child was much older or if they were so desperate to go on all the rides, they should of either left the child home with grandparents or someone and gone on their own or taken someone else with them to watch the child while they had fun! How dare they do that to a child!?!
Sorry, got me in a bad mood today!