Since when did McDonald's become the worst place to take your kid. I was so upset about what happened there today I just need alittle bit of sympathy, not sure if it is the pregnancy hormones or if this is just really horrible, but I am so upset and can't stop crying over this!
So I take my almost 3 year old son to the play place and I think he is old enough to play on all the equipment right? Well this girl and her mom sit down next to me and she lets her 4 year old daughter play but she says don't push anyone. I don't consider pushing anything violent so I let my son continue to play. Then, I hear my son scream!( You know when it's your childs cry) Well I try to find him in the tunnels and that same girl is beating up on him. The sad part is I can't get him out of there!!! I couldn't tell what she was doing but he was screaming bloody murder and he never does that! I call the girls mom over and tell her that her child is attacking my son. I finally get him to come down and she gets her kid. We took a look at my son once I got him and he had bood all over him! It lookes like she took her nails and shredded his face and he showed me that she slapped him. I was in tears and left. He was crying and holding his face. The other people in the play place were mortified as well.
Wouldn't any parent be upset by this? I cleaned up my sons face but it still looks bad. I was going to take him for Easter pictures but now I'm not so sure.
Not sure if I am mad at the little girl, or the mother, but it's a horiible feeling not to be able to protect your kids even if you are right there. Makes me want to keep this baby inside me forever!
Thanks for letting me vent!
yes, she did. So I didn't much of anything to her. What can you say really? But the thing is that she knew her daughter does this alot and yet she brings her kid back into an enviroment with other children and one where you can't get to her if she is hurting someone. Bad parenting on her part.I think it's one thing if your kid just pushes or hits one time. Bu this little girl drew blood and kept attacking him when he clearly wasn't doing anything back and just trying to ger away for her. Ya, you can tell I am still pretty upset about it all. I did take him to get Easter pictures, and you can see his swollen eye... it's all red. Poor little guy, he is really such a sweet boy.
Oh my gosh! That is absolutely awful. I'd be furious too. I can't believe that woman would take her violent little monster to a place like that with other children around. Completely horrific! Did she do anything to discipline her daughter after?
You seem to have handled it well, I would have gone crazy on her. My son is just 2 months older than yours so I can just imagine this happening to him. Any parent would be upset by this, it's not just hormones. Heck I'm in tears for you and your little guy. Poor baby, give him hugs from all of us!
Thanks for understanding! I didn't think I was overeacting, expecially when I look at my sons face everyday and wish it could of been prevented.
The mother grabbed her daughter and said she was getting a timeout when she get home....really? a timeout? I'm sure she will just do it again. I would be worried as her mother too!
Wow!!! I'm just crying for you after reading this. I can't imagine what that would be like. It makes me wonder what that little girl sees at home. Maybe there is some abuse at home. I just can't fanthom how an innocent child could just be like that and if there is no reason such as abuse then that mother really needs to get her help. I hope your little man gets better soon and he isn't too traumatized. Hugs!!
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OMG I would absolutely be as upset as you are! It sounds like she knew the girl had a bit of anger issues why would you even let her go in? I'm so sorry you went through this!