The Green Shed, a recycling facility in Canberra, has had a gutful of parents leaving children unsupervised in the holidays.
Last week business co-owner Charlie Bigg-Witherand posted on Facebook about the mess kids had made, alongside a number of shocking photos.
“The Green Shed is not a Child care centre
We love kids us much as the next person in fact between our staff we have a gazillion of them BUT we are asking (pleading) that during the busiest time of year people who visit the sheds with their children try to keep an eye on them and not let them destroy everything in sight just because they can.
The sheds are not a place to leave your kids while you go grocery shopping! (This happens). We love to see kids having a good time but it really is just a matter of respect that they clean up after themselves and put those toys,games, and bikes back where they were:)
It’s not fair that our staff have to work longer hours away from their family to clean up the mess. We try to do the right thing by giving toys away for free or for next to nothing but we will have to look at the possibility of not accepting them in the first place.
Come on guys it’s just common decency to teach your kids to be respectful. We doubt the same behaviour would be tolerated in other shops. For your viewing pleasure a few picks of what can happen in one day! It’s the only toy collection that needs heavy equipment to clean up.
I think parents these days fail to teach their children to put things back where they found them. If you make a mess it is polite to tidy it up before you walk away. Easy peasy!
We recently shared the story of pet shops being dumped with kids while parents grab a coffee, read that story here.
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