The other day I went to pick up my daughter from school and I took my 3 year old son with me so they could play on the playground at the school for an hour or so before dinner. Out of nowhere an older brother of one her friends punched my 3 year old son in the stomach. He started to cry and walk towards me. Then the kid who was around 5 ran full speed behind him and shoved him face down into the mulch! I ran to my son, picked him up, and yelled at the kid "Why did you do that???? You don't go pushing people down!" The kid mumbled a half hearted "sorry" all snotty like and then walked over to his mom, who was pretty far away but I'm sure saw and heard the whole thing because then all she did was glare at me!
I was SOOOOOOOOOOO mad! My son was just standing there watching the kids play and this little jerk not only punched him out of the blue, but then shoved him to the ground! Then the jerky kid started yelling "hey lemonhead" whatever that means to my son! I walked over to him and asked him who he was talking to. He didn't answer and I told him "Well, I don't want you saying that to my son. That's not a nice thing to say."
The mom was GLARING at me the entire time but said or did nothing! I would be mortified and if my kids ever did that! We would be apologizing and leaving the playground immediately! Oh, and his dad is a local cop and he acts like that!
Did I overreact??? Dh says I should just let it go, which I am, but I'm still so mad at that kid! He's a bully and his mom does nothing!
Any advice or words of wisdom for me? Thanks ladies!