I think I win this year. It's the hottest day of the year so far (supposed to get up to 100 and we went to a splashgarden kind of place so the kids could cool off. Brian and Micah were sitting on the ground in the shade looking very cute, so we start taking some pics. Noelle came up so we decided to get her in on the fun. Had her sit between the two boys and she randomly just reached over to Micah and pushed him over, making him hit his head on the stone they were all sitting on. I was just furious - we've told Noelle over and over that she has to be gentle and that babies are fragile, etc., but she keeps doing these deliberately cruel things to them. I don't give her warnings for it anymore - she gets disciplined immediately when she's rough with them. I told her to go sit on the bench that was a few feet away and started to tend to Micah. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that the bench was a dark granite in the hot sun and it was really, really hot.
She's fine - didn't even really get that red - but I still feel terrible. A random lady watching the whole thing made a rude comment to me about how hot the bench was when I went over there to see just how hot it was after we calmed Noelle and Micah down. She was like, 'That bench is REALLY hot' and totally glared at me. Great, lady, where were you and your big mouth when you saw my daughter about to sit right next to you? (her part of the bench was in the shade)
Anyway, I am just baffled by her behavior towards her brothers. She does like to play with them and does seem to care about them. But it's not like she just gets carried away and accidentally hurts them - this is intentional and deliberate and I really can't leave her alone with them. I'm not sure if it's a jealousy issue or what, but this really has to stop. Like I said, she doesn't get warnings anymore. Any mean behavior is disciplined immediately. Any ideas?