Yesterday, Emily and I went to the mall because we were meeting some people there. We got there early so I took her to the play area. There was a height requirement posted outside the play area but it was filled with kids who were way over the height requirement.
Most of those big kids were tearing around the play area, while little kids, like my toddler were also trying to play. The big kids didn't watch where they were going, so I had to hover over Miss Emily to make sure she didn't get hurt.
I thought at first the parents of the roughest kids weren't even present, but then they went just outside the play area to a table in the food court (but in direct view of the play area) to talk to their parent - who wasn't paying any attention to what they were doing.
And then there was another parent of a kid too big to be in the play area that was sitting right in there, playing with his cell phone rather than watching his kid run around the area.
It made it hard for the smaller kids (there was a few besides my daughter) to play, and it made me nervous the whole time. I was quite glad when our friends showed up early, and allowing us to escape the play area.