I took the kids to the pool for a while. There was a boy there we hadn't seen before. He was apparently visiting his grandmother, who lives in the complex, but she wasn't with him and his mother.
So anyway, the seven-year-old boy said to my daughter, "Hey, if I had something long and hard, you'd suck on it."
My daughter was clueless, thank God, but my stepson told the kid not to say stuff like that before I could get a word in. The kid said, "Well, I bet she would."
So I asked his oblivious mom to tell him to knock it off, and she said to me, "Oh, he has ADHD."
I told her, "So does mine, but I don't believe that gives him the right to make inappropriate remarks to other kids, especially little girls."
So then the kid said to his mom, referring to my daughter, "I wish you could just drown her or beat her up."
His mom did tell him to settle down, but we got dressed and left. He yelled a very fake-sounding, snippy apology as we were walking away, but none of us responded. Since I don't know who the brat or his grandmother is, I told my kids that if we go to the pool and that boy is there, or if we are there and he and his mom arrive, we'll have to leave. They don't think it's fair that we should miss our pool time because of him, and I agree, but I don't want him around them, especially my little one, when I can't see what he's doing and his mom obviously can't or won't keep a leash on him.
I'm just so disgusted. What kind of mom sits there and lets her kid say that kind of stuff and just makes excuses instead of putting a stop to it?
I thought my daughter was unaffected, but I just found her in hr bed crying. She was upset about the kid threatening to drown her, and she was upset because apparently he called her a slut, which I didn't hear. She wanted to know what it meant. Now I'm really pissed.
Answer by wendythewriter at 7:29 AM on Jul. 10, 2013
I would hate to know what that child has gone through to know and say those things! No normal 7 year old says those things (even with ADHD). If you go back and the boy is there again and is making inappropriate comments, I would ask them who they are a guest of and report it to the management. Many times, the management will revoke pool access to the tenant and their guests for misbehavior.
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