Look, I knew Questacon during school holidays would be crowded and hot. Have BTDT. What I had forgotten about were the feral children. The kids that run around all the exhibits without a parent in sight. The 3 and 4 year olds who come and slap the buttons on the exhibit thing my family and I were using and thinking about.
Why are 3 and 4 year olds running about unsupervised in the first place? Where were the parents of the little snot that came and actually climbed onto the exhibit my9 year old was reading about and using and then slapped all the buttons and wrecked the entire experiment? Ultimately I said to my 9 year old: Let’s give up because this little snot is never going to give up.
Oh and groups of unsupervised 8-10 year old snots running like a herd of elephants through the rooms and up and down the ramps. I wanted to have a 3 year old tantrum myself.
Never have I been at Questacon and heard an announcement reminding the children not to run. Heard it 3 times today.
Thank God that school holiday experience has been and gone. At least the kids don’t want to go swimming – all the bloody pools are closed I hear.
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