The scene: my 5 yr old son & 3 yr old daughter having cupcakes at great grandma's house. great grandma is 85-ish, in a wheelchair, missing a hip, on crazy amounts of oxycontin, morphine, etc. 5yr old son spilled a teeny bit of water on kitchen floor. great granny says nicely "careful there buddy, my wheelchair can slip!" my son cops a horrendous attitude w/ her, got in her face and said something to the effect of "you can't talk to me like that, old woman!" .... granny was furious and said he was a brat and she only liked gentlemen in her house. his 3yr old sister went ballistic and screamed like she was on fire "YOU CAN'T TALK TO MY BROTHER LIKE THAT!!!!!" and then great granny told the kids they weren't welcome anymore because they were behaving like animals. I then walked them right out the door. It's been now a 2 day cooling off period and I am torn on whether or not the 5yr old should call w/ an apology. Thoughts?
Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:11 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by hibbingmom at 5:10 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:12 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Um, YES, your son should apologize! How in the hell do you think it was self defense? She told him to be careful and he gets an attitude and gets in her face. He should not only apologize but he should also be made to go do some "chores" at her house as well.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by Skepticchick at 5:21 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Your son was being rude. If she told him nicely to be careful and he had an attitude then he should say sorry. I would have called your son a brat to if he talked to me that way. What is your great grandma supposed to do let your kids make messes at her house and not say anything to them? My kids would have been smacked for that. Talking back like that isn't self defense of any kind. It is rude behaviour plain and simple. If you continue to let your children speak to adults that way they are going to have a lot of problems later in life.
Answer by JAIRATRACI at 5:28 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 5:58 PM on Mar. 22, 2010
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