Okay, not really - I just thought I may get more readers with that title...
My mom watches my son while I work. She doesn't charge me, so I don't like to complain much. She often takes my son out with her sister, my aunt. My aunt watches her two grandsons, so they do playdates. My aunt is really the only adult interaction my mom has other than my dad who works during the day, so I REALLLY hate to say much about the following situation, but I'll get your input.
My aunt has two grandsons C (3) and B (NB). C was always a good kid until B came along. I know a lot of kids act out when a new baby is born, plus he's at a complicated age. Their mother quite obviously favors B, so C doesn't get much, if at all, positive attention. I do feel bad for C. The problem is, ever since B was born, C is physically harming my child, D(15 months).
C pushes D down, chucks things at his face, bangs his head into the ground, etc. He's just downright mean to D. Everytime this happens, my mom grabs D to comfort him, and my aunt punishes C, but it does no good. EVERY TIME they have a playdate, I hear stories of what C did to D and honestly, I'm getting pissed.
Everyone that witnesses it says that D wasn't doing anything to instigate C. He will just be playing with a toy and C comes over takes the toy, then hurts D.
I do feel bad for C, but you don't mess with my baby. I don't want to tell my mom that I don't want C&D to play together because really that's her only outlet and she is really doing me a favor. Right now, I can't afford daycare, so really, i feel like beggars can't be choosers.
IDK, I guess this is more than a vent than anything, but I'm open to hear your thoughts.