What would you do in this situation? Would you demand some kind of compensation or appology?
We went to a medical conference this week. We rented a cabin with 7 other families (that we know very well). The guys were gone all day lecturing to medical students and taking classes themselves while the girls stayed at the cabin with the kids. Last night one of our friends invited thier friends (who none of us knew) to come over to play games and eat dinner with us. Brinley was riding her bike on the big wrap around porch while I was inside helping to cook dinner. DH was outside helping to watch kids. Brinley disappeared around the side of the porch and all the sudden we just heard this awful scream and lots of crying. When Brinley came back around the corner she had blood gushing out of her nose and these older boys had her bike. John examined her and determined that she indeed had a broken nose. We got her an xray when we got back in town to confirm it today. He called a good friend who is a plastic surgeon. She is going to meet us tomorrow after she gets out of church to see if Brinley is going to need surgery to set her nose so that she does not have any lasting effects.There is only about a 72 hour window (for best results) which is why she is doing us a HUGE favor and meeting us on a Sunday.
So, let me get to the point. The older boys wanted Brinley's bike so they grabbed her from the back to stop her and she flung forward and smacked her face on the handle bars resulting in a broken nose, 2 black eyes, and a busted lip. These were boys that I do NOT know and do not know the parents. They were about 10-12 years old and Brinley is 3. I am outraged. The parents DID nothing and did not even have them appologize. The dad just said "kids will be kids". I am so pissed. Brinley is probably going to have to have surgery and I know it is going to be expensive. I am not mad about the money because thankfully we can afford it but the principle is what infuriates me. I feel like the boys should be accountable for what they did. DH says we just need to forget it and move on. I really think that a boy who is nearly a teenager should know better than to do that to a little girl! She is seriously hurt now.