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So I've been thinking about this since last night, and the more I think about it the more my blood just boils!
We were at my husband's softball game last night (me the kids and one of Austin's friends who came along). The kids tend to run around and play, and never actually sit and watch the game. So about midway through, this 6 or 7 year old kids comes over to our bleachers walking a young dog on a leash. He's actually pulling it along more so than walking it. He pulls it right in front of us, and there's a girl who is walking to the dugout who ends up having to straddle the dog and it's leash. The boy then proceeds to tell us that his dog is being a "dumba$$". I looked at the kid with wide eyes and just mouthed the word "wow". He walks behind the bleachers and just stands there pulling rather roughly on the dogs leash while it is trying to wriggle away. A lady then comes over to the kid and says that she needs to take the dog because his mom, aunt or whoever was supervising the child didn't like how he was treating it (his mom, aunt or whoever was also playing a softball game on the field right behind us). So the kid decides to climb up onto our bleachers and "play" with my kids. I can't remember the exact details of everything that transpired, but it got to the point that I was nervous enough having this kid around that I was watching him and not the game. He was just a FOUL little boy! The kids kept trying to move away from him, and he would just muscle in on them where ever they went. At one point the boy sat down behind me and I turned around and said "maybe you should go watch the game on the other field if that is where your mom is playing". There was another mom sitting with me, and she totally agreed. There was also a point when he was sitting behind us with his foul mouth and the other mom had to tell him "not appropriate". The last straw came when he had Austin corned at the end of the top of the bleachers. I heard him say "I'll backhand you right over the edge". He then brought his hand up and hit Austin in the face. Austin brought his shoulder into the kid and knocked him over. I yelled "HEY! THAT. IS. ENOUGH!" I went and picked the kid up and set him on the ground and told him "You need to go somewhere else!". He looked up at me and said "YOU need to go somewhere else!" I said "You need to leave!, you need to go over there!" pointing my finger at the other field. I then followed him for a bit as he walked away in a huff. I sat back down with my heart just pounding! The other mom tells me "I was right behind ya". Thank goodness the kid never came back. But OMG! I have never in my life dealt with a child as FOUL as he was. He was not just naughty, he was downright malicious and mean. I can't even describe the look in his eyes and the way he carried himself just like a little bully. I wouldn't normally do that to a kid who was just being a little too rough, someone was seriously going to get hurt if he stayed around. Ugh! I hate that part of being a mom. But mess with my kids, and Momma Bear will come out to play.
I think that you were completely right.... If a child slapped Ryan I would be speaking to his mother after the game..... It doesn't seem like he should be left on his on because he can't control himself without an adult.
ugh Jenn that is terrible! I'm so glad you did what you did!
This is one of my pet hates, when I see kids misbehaving in parks etc and their parents appear to be no place around. It's difficult for me to explain to Daniel that they shouldn't be behaving like that and I don't want him to go near them or copy them. He is autistic and has a hard time learning the rules so to see other kids setting such a terrible example, and especially if they're not being nice to him or bugging him to talk/play when he doesn't want to (even if I've warned them off) - it just drives me mad.