So, what was the overall solution, if you don't mind my asking?Originally Posted by dsnylndmom
I do want to reiterate All Aglow's suggestion at having a complaint on file with the police in the event something else happens. It'll make your case stronger, though we'd all prefer it not happen again.
All this has made me think of a time I was yelled at by a friend's mom when I was around seven. I grew up in Alabama and it was summer, so it was *hot* outside where we had been playing. She offered to get us a drink of milk. I had always been told to not drink milk on a hot stomach so I was reluctant. I took a sip, to be polite, and found the milk was sour.
I asked my friend if he thought his tasted funny and he said no. Sooo, I figured it was a different type of milk (we drank skim at home). My friend's little sister started nagging me because she wanted a drink too. So, thankful to rid myself of the mess, poured my contents into her glass. My friend's mother saw me do this.
She swooped on me and hovered over me, all the while yelling that I had just endangered the girl's life because she's lactose intolerant and not only that but I had dirtied TWO of her glasses which meant she had even MORE dishes to wash! I was aghast, to say the least and ran from the house to my own home before she could threaten me or punish me.
I refused to play with said friend after that. A long period of time went by (could have been days, you know kid's concept of time..especially in the summer) and I was playing in my front yard. Friend's mom stops by and approaches me. I make a beeline for the door and she kind of shouts that she came to apologize. She goes on to say that she didn't realize the milk was sour (AHA!) and understood my motivation for dumping my glass in the girl's. I was in shock that an adult not only had realized she made a mistake but would apologize to a kid!
However, I don't think the father in Ky's case has that type of mindset, no?