Because telling your kids “no” and making it stick is apparently too much work for some people, we have this story:
Overprotective Park Slope parents have declared war on a treasured rite of spring: an ice cream in the park.
The icy rebuke of the time-honored tradition erupted on the Park Slope Parents online group when one mother described her son’s meltdown in Prospect Park after she put the ixnay on a acksnay.
“Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground,” the poster named Sarah somberly recounted. “Two different people came into the actual playground with ice cream/Italian ice push carts. I was able to avoid it for a little while but eventually I left with a crying 4-year-old.”
Another angry mother, identified on the site as Dorothy Scanlan, chimed in.
“I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living!” the poster wailed.
It’s not my business to tell other people how to be parents, but I’m not sure these grown-up temper tantrums rise to the level of parenting.