Anyway, 2 bigger boys (probably 9 or so) started picking on another boy who was 7 or 8. They weren't hurting him, just telling him he was too little to play with them and that he needed to take his little girl bike and go home. A screaming match ensued.
My dh walks over there and tells the boys to cut it out and leave each other alone. One of the bigger boys starts talking back to him and telling him that he can't tell him what to do cause he's not his dad. My dh then starts telling the boy (loudly) he needs to leave the park and not come back until he has changed his attitude problem. The boy wound up in tears and left the park.
I told my dh he needed to back off, but he wouldn't. I didn't mind him breaking up the fight. In fact, I was pretty proud of him, but I thought he overstepped his boundaries telling him to leave and not come back. I'm not upset with him, but he does stuff like this ALL the time. If the other kids' parent isn't there, he steps in and disciplines (not physically, but verbally). It drives me nuts and I'm just waiting for the day he gets the crap beat out of him by an angry dad.
What do you think? Is it his right to tell these kids what to do if the parents aren't present?