Last week, I collected my daughters from the grandparents. I carried Miss 1 in my arms across the road while Grandmother carried the bags. Grandfather crossed the road with Miss 4. When I turned, I saw that Grandfather and Miss 4 were jay walking, were a few metres apart and not holding hands.
I was shocked and told Miss 4 always to hold Grandfather’s hand when crossing the road. She told me that they never cross the road holding hands. Grandmother told Grandfather to hold her hand from now on.
My husband spoke to Grandmother and Grandfather about this at a separate time. They did not seemed concerned. Both Grandmother and Grandfather do not hold Miss 4’s hand when they are crossing the road (in a suburban street). My husband said that I can’t bring it up any more unless I am there when it happens.
I would be interested to know what other mothers think of this!
Posted by deb_gs, 30th April 2015