DS carried playfighting/w/uncle tooo far
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|Thu, 01-15-2004 - 12:32pm|
The problem that came up was when we were at the hall and everybody was eating, my son walked by the table,with a big grin, and slapped my brother right across the face. I didn't see it, but my brother was furious and came over to tell me what happened.
I was never so shocked in all my life, my son has never been one to hit someone or hurt other people, even at school he has always been the one to back away from fights. Never been in trouble over it at all.(this is way out of character for him)
He said he really didn't want to hurt my bro. and thought of it as more of the playfighting etc., DS felt really bad and was very embarrassed about the whole thing.
I talked to my son about it, and explained how there is a time and a place for these things and this was neither the time or place. He should never slap anyone in the face, and he went to apologize to him. The thing was though, my brother was still really mad, made a big scene about it, almost like he didn't hear him apologize.
Later in the van I tried to explain to bro. that DS thought of it as more of the playfighting, he took that to mean I was ok with it, which I wasn't at all.
I said to my brother, what more can we do? It wasn't like I condoned what he did, I gave DS heck and he apologized to his uncle, I was getting really frustrated and it seemed like no matter what we did or said, it just wasn't enough, he wanted to keep going on and on about it and how wrong it was etc. etc.
After this fiasco I think my son has learned a huge lesson, he won't be doing this again anytime soon.
I was wondering if anyone here has had a situation similar to this one and how would you have handled it.
I told DS, NO MORE PLAYFIGHTING!!!!!!!!!