Nicola - posted on 09/08/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Yesterday I took my 4 year old son to a fun fair.
He's a sweet little boy and was very excited about having a turn on the jumping castle.
He's a bit unsteady on his feet and there were older and more confident kids enjoying the activity too.
My son then jumped and bumped into a little girl who looked about 3 or 4 years older than my son. He got back up and this little girl pushed him around, he tried to use his arms to push her away but she then pushed him to the floor of the jumping castle and swung her leg back and kicked him in the face. She was about to kick him again as I was trying to get to my son and calling out to stop it. She then burst into tears.
I didn't say anything to this little girl because her mother was standing there and saw the whole thing.
I honestly thought that the mother would see the fake tears from her daughter and get her to apologize to my son who was inconsolable and had a red mark on his face.
But instead this mother hugged and held her daughter while looking at my son.
They then walked away. This little girl stopped crying and went to play on another activity.
I was horrified, but I didn't feel that I could confront the mother about her daughters behavior and get an apology for my son because she looked like she would blame my son anyway.
What would other mothers do in this situation?