...which struck him/her in the temple (approximately an inch and a half from their eye), how would you react?
The child in question is 12 (going on 13), the child who was struck is 6.
While I was at work yesterday afternoon, my 6 year old was playing in our front lawn with his 4 year old brother while my SO raked leaves. Our neighbor's child threw rocks across the street at him, eventually striking him just outside of the left temple.
My SO waited until I had a glass of wine in me before telling me what had actually happened (wise move). Now, these neighbors are very good friends of mine, and this child is, well, a typical asshole 12 year old. However, there is never an excuse for this behavior... they came over (while I was at work) and apologized profusely, but I have not yet had an opportunity to address the child for his behavior. I do not want to go overboard, but- Well, how would you react? Seriously!!
Answer by ZeenaS.Muh at 11:49 PM on Oct. 17, 2011
Answer by luckysevenwow at 6:15 PM on Oct. 18, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 11:40 AM on Oct. 21, 2011