Olivia and I were playing on these little steps that are maybe 2 feet off the ground when I hear a little girl maybe 6 or 7ish saying she's scared and wants her mom to help her down.
The mom says "you can't possibly be scared. Stop your whining" and this poor girl is like legit crying. I honestly think she wanted a little affection from her mom (who was pregnant) like you could just hear the heartache in her voice which made me really pay attention.
Then she falls and mom legit wouldn't even help her up.
Now at that moment, I wanted so badly to put Olivia on my hip and help this poor girl up but I'm stuck staring at this girl and the mom like this can't be real.
The mom was super annoyed and was like "get up, go to the car. We're leaving" and at that point I was so disappointed in myself for not saying something or ....idk... What do you do in that situation?
I love kids so much and I just really feel like I failed that little girl.
Sure, she wasn't high up, maybe she wasn't actually scared but she was distressed. Then she fell and was snapped at.
I keep thinking maybe mom was just having a hormonal moment.
I hope she's not treated like that all the time
It's still really bothering me.