Smoking at the Park?!?!
So we took my kids to the park over the weekend and took a little break for some water in the 85 degree heat.
While at the park, there was a younger couple (I'm guessing mid-20's) who were there with some children. (I'm guessing they weren't their parents, but rather aunt/uncle perhaps or even older cousins.)
They were sitting in the grass about 20 feet away from the park's playground, and they were smoking cigarettes. In my 2+ years of going to the park playground with my kids, I've never come across somebody who is smoking that close.
My first thought was: What the hell are you thinking?!?!
Then, I figured, that at-least they weren't sitting right on the park bench IN the playground area where the kids were...and maybe by luck - the wind wasn't blowing the smoke at the kids.
But still...I'm thinking: "...seriously?? Who thinks it's a good idea to smoke around kids?!?"
Look, if you smoke and choose to have it around your kids, that is by all-means your business. If you choose to smoke outdoors in public, let's say downtown, or walking down the sidewalk, OK - I get it. But smoking at PARK PLAYGROUND that close to kids?!?!
Should I have said something???? Am I being an uptight parent??
How close to the park playground IS okay to smoke??? I'd love to hear your thoughts below....