Princess Ditto

Princess Ditto

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What would you do?

What would you do if a young single mom was picking her child up from pre-school to take him to daycare and the 4 year old boy throws himself down on the ground (mom has a broken ankle also) and screams at the top of his lungs "I don't want to go to the F***king daycare!!!" Mom promptly and swiftly smacks little boy in the mouth...not hard, but hard enough to get his attention. Little boy gets a bloody nose. But! you also know that this little boy gets a bloody nose at least once a day.
What would you do?
Call Social services?
The police?
Think to your self..."little shit deserved it"?
Talk to the mom?
I'm curious what you guys would do...leave me a comment and tomorrow or there abouts I will tell you what happened.


Mrs Parks said...

I would have gone to her directly and then I would have gone in to the school and told someone and then I would have come home and called both of my sisters and my friend Becky and then I would have blogged about it and then I would have followed up with the school again.
Thats what I would have done.

Holy Crappers said...

This is a tough one.
Should be an episode of 20/20 when they do the "What would you do?"


Soxy Deb said...

I may be in the minority on this one, but that never stops me. I think if she popped his mouth, and I had seen it, and knew for myself that the blood was not a direct result of the pop, but more likely just part of that everyday occurence (which btw, he may need to see a dr. for), I would have done nothing. I am guilty of popping the mouth myself and never hard. I believed, while raising my children, in popping the offensive are if possible. For instance, mouth off to me, I pop your mouth. Take or touch something I previously told you not too, I pop your hand. Pitch a fit, I may wear out your ass. That's how I roll.
I would not however sit idly by and watch someone handle their children in a way that was clearly abusive. I just don't think a slight pop on the mouth is such abuse.

♥georgie♥ said...

OH wow...I would have walked up to the mom and since I am all about NOT being judgemental after yesterday i would ask her if she needed any help depending on her reply I may or may not have called the school...

this is a tough one...cuz my beans have been know to be lil shitz to their wonderful never harried mom
;-) and I have been known to break out the wooden spoon

Megryansmom said...

LMAO at Mrs Parks. Maybe mom was just having a "day" I can relate to that. I'd have asked her if she wanted to go for a beer after she dropped the little fuck off at daycare.

preTzel said...

*Closing my eyes and not reading others' responses!*

I will say that if I witnessed some woman smacking/popping her kid in the face/mouth I immediately would have called the school from my cell while keeping the woman in my sights or walked up to her and asked "Can I pop you in the mouth?" I'm sure that child didn't learn that language on his own and while is NOT the adult he is led by example.

I wonder if she'll be proud when her son gets in his first fight at school. I wonder if she'll be proud when he pops her grandchildren a good one.

I am so anti - hitting/spanking it is so not funny. I would have turned the bitch in.

Z's Mom said...

Well, If she bloodied his nose right on front of me...I would have confronted her. Right or wrong.....I don't like that crap!

I would definitely go to the school though and report the incident.....and if I knew the kid got bloody noses every day from being hit I would say that too. The school is obligated by law to file a report.

Z's Mom said...

I do like Georgie's response too though....if you aren't sure about the situation....ask the mom if she needs any help.....depending on her reply maybe make another decision from there.

asthmagirl said...

I tend to think hitting a child anywhere but on the behind is out of bounds... the face especially so. And knowing it's not the first time, leads me to think it's a pattern of abuse.

And yes, it's a tough call but you gotta go with your gut. Would you want a bloody nose every day. And would getting smacked every day make you act any better?

My first child was hell on wheels. I never issued a bloody nose. I thought about it though!

Mariah said...

Wow, Mrs. Parks is quite the gossiper :)

I'd think the little shit deserved it, but then again smacking his mouth so hard that his nose bleeds is TOO hard.

Calling CPS is a bit too much without knowing the circunstances. I'd try talking to the mom and sugest soap in the mouth, and not just bar soap, I'd suggest the liquid stuff. Little four year old shouldn't be talking like that, but then that makes you wonder where he learned it. Hmm.. I think I'm going to call my sister and ask her opinion