what would you do? (park incident) ***more added***
Today I met up with some friends of mine at a park. We have never been to the park and my son was having a BLAST. My son is 3. The park has a giant sand pit and a huge hill to climb up. Kids were burying each other, sand was being thrown, and they were just being kids..........so anyways my son was doing all of these things too. He is a typical 3 year old boy (although he has a slight speech delay). I will admit he is kind of a flirt and will tease girls around him. Well he was getting into the throwing sand with the other kids.............not being mean...........just having fun. I was talking to my friends when I noticed this lady. She stormed into the sand pit and grabbed my sons arm. She was pointing her finger right in his face and yelling. So I stormed over and told her to back off. She then went off about how my son threw sand at her daughter. I told her that she could talk to me and not to touch my son. That other kids were throwing sand too. So anyways I took my son and we left the park. He was devastated..........but the lady was overstepping and wasn't about to stop. Needless to say I was upset and my son was upset. I should add when other kids are mean to my son at a park I typically move him to another place or go and play with him............if I do not know the other kid I do not feel like it is my place to 'punish' that child. I would never do what this lady did to my son
How would you have handled this?
***Wow some of you ladies really were attacking and mean. I came on to ask how you would handle it not be attacked. There were several who asked why I let my son throw sand.........I never let him.........he had been corrected twice before and he hadn't been throwing it (we go to 3 and then he is removed). When I say throwing it it was not in each others eyes.............it was on each others feet...........when I said burying it was burying their legs. Sand will not damage a child's eye if it isn't thrown anywhere near their face........this little girl did not get sand in her eyes. Thank you ladies who understood that my son is a typical 3 year old. I was not slacking on being a parent. It happened. Things happen with kids..........its a park for goodness sakes. A lot of things can happen at a park. I am really shocked by the rudeness of some of the responses and found it very offensive how I was treated when I was just asking as simple question about how you would have handled the mother.