We were at McDonalds today for a lunch/playdate. I was there with a couple friends and their kids (7 kids all together). We had been there for about an hour when another mother came in with her two little boys. One was about a year old and the other was probably around 3. They sat down and ate and then went to play. Pretty much immediately the two little boys started to hit EVERYONE else (not just our kids). Their mother was walking around talking to someone on her phone, not even paying attention. She scolded the oldest one twice after one of our kids came out crying because they had been hit (with the red mark to prove it). Then she went back to her phone conversation.
All of a sudden I heard DD screaming and crying. The 3yo little boy had her cornered at the top of the play place and was hitting her in the face repeatedly! I actually crawled into the playplace and went all the way up to retrieve my child, who was still being hit when I got up there. The little boy stopped right when he saw me. I ordered my daughter to punch him in the face, and she did. And it was hard. And he cried. I then put him in front of me and sent him down, I went down in the middle, and dd went down behind me. The whole time I was going down I was preparing what I was going to say to this child's mother. She needed to get off the damn phone and handle her shit. Luckily there was no altercation between us because, according to my friends, as soon as she saw me go up to handle the situation she started packing up her shit to leave.