Your kid is running through the lobby and hallways screaming and I AM the a**hole?
I went down with the kids to switch the laundry, and there is this little girl there. DS and her are sorta friends, she is much younger just barely out of toddlerhood, and ds is 8 but sn so immature.
Anyhoo, this little girl is allowed to run up and down the hallways and lobby on the first floor shrieking while her mother and gran do the laundry. It's annoying, and many of the other residents have commented on it, but whatever, I don't care it's not my business.
My son started running with her and screaming at the top of his lungs, so I stopped doing my laundry and went out and pulled him aside and scolded him. Nothing mean, just a mommy voice and "No. We do not do that. It is a lobby and people's home, not a playground. We walk and use our indoor voices in the lobby." Ds said "But, she's doing it." So I just said "I don't care, she isn't my responsibility, you are. And you are not allowed to do it."
So I go back to doing my laundry and I notice the lady giving me stink eye, so I smiled and asked "problem?" And she said in a snotty voice, "they are just being kids!" I just said "Whatever" and finished up and left while her and her mother talked (probably about me) in angry spanish.
So bashers, am I an asshole for at least attempting to teach my kid manners?