Lily got smacked in the face for the first time by an almost 3 year old boy yesterday.
Yup, you heard me right, SMACKED in the face!
We were at 3rd street park and this boy who she was playing with, just raised his hand and smacked her!
After I picked my heart up from the floor and completely restrained myself from eating him alive (and before I went Jersey on his little ass), I calmly walked over and told him to please not hit her and that “hitting is NOT nice!”.
The little boy’s grandfather also came over and not only apologized for his grandson’s actions but also made him apologize. (which he did)
Lily just stood there not knowing what to do.
Her little lip was pouting and she was trying so hard not to cry. 🙁 (her face was bright red where the boy smacked her, i wanted to cry!)
We accepted the boy’s apology but went to play somewhere else in the playground.
I told her that it is not nice to hit and nobody wants to play with someone who hits.
You know, maybe it was wrong of me to take her away from him but, we are around a lot of children and nobody ever hits anybody.
I really think that there are kids who hit and kids who don’t hit.
I removed Lily from the situation because I could totally see that boy smacking her again.
And then I could see myself smacking him right back!
Has this happened to any of you?
What did you do?
What would you have done?