Stranger giving lollypops to children

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
September 28, 2008 11:06am CST
What would you have done: The other night my husband and I took our 2 children out to a chinese buffet restaurant. The table seated behind us had a husband and wife I'd say somewhere in their late 50's. Now my son who is 3 loves flirting with ladies by basically just smiling at them. He was doing this the whole time we were eating dinner so of course the lady seated behind us thought that was great. When I went to get up from our table with my son and daughter to get our ice cream (yum!) the lady said hello to my son (by using his name - I guess she overhead us talking) then offered him and my daughter a lollypop. Of course my son took it but my daughter (being older and knowing not to take candy from strangers) said "no thank you". I thanked the lady but when we left I secretly threw the lollypops away. I don't know if it's just me but I just don't like the idea of someone we don't know giving my kids candy. So what would you have done? Have you had this happen to you before?
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I agree with you I don't like anyone I don't know giving my kids food. So I would throw them out just like you did. How did you get that past your son?
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Funny you should ask that. He kept asking me for the lollypops and luckily when the lady gave it to him we were on our way up to the ice cream machine. So I "held" his lollpop for him and while he was eating his ice cream cone I secretly threw the candy away. He was so occupied in his ice cream that he never asked for the candy again. (Plus we have the same kind of lollypops at home).
@rainmark (4306)
29 Sep 08
when i was a little kid, my mom always warned me not to take any candies or sweets from the strangers. So i always put that in my mind and until now, i don't want that my kids will going to received any candies or sweets from stranger. For it's not really safe, we didn't know that person, so as a mother we always tell our kids about it. It's better to safe than to be sorry.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I agree with you. Always better to be safe than sorry.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I don't blame you on this one. I am against this too. I was funny about my own mil giving my son candy... She used to treat me like crap and then would want to give him a treat.. Some candies, he could not eat whole at such a young age.. She would give the candy to him behind my back.. I would be mad.. My mil hands were not washed frequently.. I don't blame you, for someone that I don't know, I would throw the candy in the trash.. You just don't know what are in the minds of humans anymore! You have to be very cautious nowadays! I will tell my kids to be this way when they get older too!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Oh I understand about the mil story. Mine used to do that to with our daughter. Especially at family parties. A piece of candy here, slice of cake or pie there until one day our daughter got sick on the way home from one of the parties. Family members kept giving her all kinds of goodies that no one really kept track. That was the end of that. We told everyone in the family to please ask us first before you give our kids anything. I guess since she was the first one born they wanted to spoil her with goodies.