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it happened just a few minutes ago. she was fighting me on getting dressed because she wanted to wear her dora nightgown all day. so she was struggling with me to get dressed in her regular clothes, crying kicking and everything. i feel awful already because i lost my cool and TAPPED her leg, just to get her to stop fighting with me. it was a simple tap on the thigh, definitely not hard at all. but it didn't matter because she kept fighting. well he heard and came upstairs, and with an open hand SMACKED her shoulder/upper chest area. unbelievably it didn't phase her, she was already crying and didn't even seem to notice the hard smack. but after a few minutes, each finger print was visible on her skin, the whole area was red and there is a small deep red area that almost looks raised and burned. after she was calm i brought her to him and showed him the mark, and really chewed his ass out for it. i told him if you smack hard enough to leave a mark, that is child abuse. i was and still am very upset with him! he never hits her i dont understand why he hit her SO hard! he apologized to her and feels guilty and im hoping this is just a case of he didn't know his strength and lost his patience or something. it has been about half an hour since the incident and the mark is still there. i dont know what to do about this, let it go now that he's apologized or what? i am mortified!
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