I'm kind of trippin over something that happened at the park today
Feb 16, 2018, 02:23am
Swampsong
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.
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Feb 16, 2018, 02:49am
DEAD_GOD_69251186666
This just makes me so upset. hmph
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Feb 16, 2018, 02:52am
Swampsong
Me too sad
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Feb 16, 2018, 02:53am
Noodles1234
Well the moment has passed but you could have gone up to the girl and told her it was going to be okay.

Those kind of moments stay with kids forever.

You were just afraid to annoy the mom and get into it with her...But a kind word to the child would have meant the world.

Next time Swampy...You got this.
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Feb 16, 2018, 02:59am
DEAD_GOD_69251186666
I can already tell who the better mother is in this situation. teehee
Some of us have heart kiddo. Some others are just fucking heartless.
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Feb 16, 2018, 03:23am
Swampsong
Yeah my gut reaction was to go help her up and ask if she was okay but tbh I was scared of getting into a fight with the mom in front of both our kids and every other kid around us, idk
More or less didn't want to make a scene
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Feb 16, 2018, 03:25am
Swampsong
Plus, people around here like to get physical but she was pregnant so I doubt she would've done much other than cuss me out.
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Feb 16, 2018, 03:25am
Swampsong
Again tho.... In front of my one yr old
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Feb 16, 2018, 03:27am
DEAD_GOD_69251186666
I feel you. :-D
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Feb 16, 2018, 03:29am
Swampsong
If it was just my teenagers I probably would've said something.... At least... I hope I would've.
A one year old wouldn't understand the situation and she's never even heard anyone really yell before
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Feb 16, 2018, 03:54am
DEAD_GOD_69251186666
Agreed. If you want my advice you did the right thing. I know it's hard to just walk away from a situation like that but, you were right in the mind state as you had your own little one to deal with as well. fighting is never the answer we need to let them learn from their own mistakes. I do pray this little girl is not being treated the same way in her home but, again their are some monsters who just don't really care enough.
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Feb 16, 2018, 04:13am
spifffylisa
I’m so sorry you had to witness that, and I feel so bad for that little girl. :-(

I think you made the right decision for the well being of you and your daughter. It’s really hard to say if this woman actually is a monster, or was just having a bad moment. So maybe keep an eye out for them in the future.

Your compassion makes it clear that you are both an amazing mother and human being. heart
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Feb 16, 2018, 04:20am
DEAD_GOD_69251186666
I think spifffylisa said it better then me. teehee
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Feb 17, 2018, 11:56pm
Swampsong
I hope I did, thank you hearts
Being called a good mother is legit the best compliment I could ever receive.
Next time something like that happens I'll definitely have that poor baby in mind.
I think I made the right decision but it's definitely hard :-(
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Mar 06, 2018, 12:34pm
Emaneo
I'd have straight said your kid is gonna grow up yo despise you probably......fuck type motherly love with that......
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