Slacker and Steve - OPP: Bruised Up Play Date (Audio)

April 19, 2017

Photo: Constantin Opris |

Today's OPP is from Tracy:


Yai Slacker & Steve (side note: It's spelled Yi),
My son had a play-date with a friend from school over the weekend. He’s been there a couple times but when I went to pick him up this time, I was stunned to find he had a swollen bruised eye and a cut on his eyebrow. I kind of panicked and asked what happened and she told me they were playing in the yard and ran into each other head to head. She explained that she was a nurse and got the bleeding to stop and my son wasn’t showing any signs of a concussion. I was really upset that she didn’t call and tell me when it happened. Nurse or not, I’m his mother and should have been told that my child was hurt. My son asked if he could go over there again this weekend and I don’t know if I can trust her watching my son, and it would look really awkward if I just hung around, would other parents be mad if their child was injured on a play-date and the parent in charge didn’t tell you for hours?


Can Tracy trust the other parent? Or is she in the right by not trusting them?