Today a bunch of kids were in the pool in our complex. I was in with my DS and another younger child was being supervised by his grandma (who speaks no English). Then there was my nephew & 2 bothers and 2 sisters (who are not relate to each other). Then I went home
Apparently the sisters and the brothers were playing pretty violently and were becoming a danger to others. So even though she speaks no English she is still very clear about what she is saying. She told them to give her the ball they were playing with. They started to tease her. Offering the ball and taking it away at the last second. Then tossing it to another kid. Mocking her voice and picking on her. My nephew got out of the pool & came home. The grandma left with her grandson.
My nephew told me what happened. After my DD finished nursing I went to talk to the grandma (to make SURE my nephew was not participating). She told me (through her daughter) that my nephew was not participating.
I went home and the brothers asked to come play. I said no. If you're disrespecting your elders you are not coming to my house. Then I went to talk to their mom.
I told her they were teasing the grandma and she says that it was because of the sisters! Uhm. No. I've HEARD them name calling the little kids, I've heard them picking on the little kids and I know that the grandmas Daughter is going to call the owner of their unit rather than to talk to her about it. She says oh it's because of those girls. They won't play with them anymore.
I mean really? Wtf? If that was MY child or nephew treating an adult like that I'd be apologizing. Making THEM apologize and then they would WISH that they could see daylight. For the rest of the summer they'd be on lock down. Take some personal responsibility for your child's behavior!
I will be talking to the sisters' grandma (whom lives here and watches them during the daytime) tomorrow as she has already left for the day.
I'm so disappointed. These kids are so nice individually, but together not so much.
My DS & I left.