I went back to my seat to watch my kids and the little girl came up to me and blew a raspberry right into my face and then took off again. I just looked over at her mom sitting with a new baby. She was completely ignoring her daughter. The girl than ran to one of her little brothers and whispered into his ear. The little boy went over and shoved my daughter off the slide steps. Then his even smaller brother went to my third son and smacked him while I was comforting my daughter. The girl then went and hit my second son. By this point I had three crying kids and other parents were getting angry with me. I walked over to the mother and told her she needed to get her daughter. As I was telling this lady to stop her daughter my oldest came over to me and said the little girl had spit in his eye and face.
I now had four crying kids and the little terrors (now the girl's brothers were going around hitting kids too) were making the time miserable there for everyone.
The mom said she was sorry. There were four of them and she knew they were being naughty. They would leave. She called out for them as she buckled her new baby into the seat. None of them came to her and in fact the little girl was trying to slap my oldest's face when I finally saw her. I told her she had a cute baby, called for my four kids who all came to me, and we waited for them to leave. It took a while and her kids did not listen at all without her pulling them out.
My kids have been brats before, but NEVER to that extent. During the time there only my three year old hit someone. It was once and I punished him immediately. I would never leave my house if my kids were like that. My oldest was probably younger than that girl and even he knows how rude she was being to people.
Am I being too harsh in my judgment? Her excuse just seemed lame to me. I have four kids, too. Mine are even closer together in age than hers are.
What would you have done? What are your thoughts?