Hello other parents of the world and, more specifically, of the Monkey Joe’s in Des Moines, Iowa,
Here’s the deal people: I get that kids are unpredictable and prone at time to brief moments of spontaneous, no context violence. My kid went through a biting phase and I was the chief victim, so I know how it goes. No judgement here (of your kid, that is) on that. Kids are irrational and sometimes they just do shit, I get that.
However, if your kid (who is bigger than my kid) puts his hand on my kid’s face and tries to push him backward off a seven foot high inflatable slide and you are not there to stop it…well, I will.
So, to the table of parents giving me the stink eye for telling a child who is not my own to “stop it! No pushing.” in my very best mom voice, go roll your eyes elsewhere. My kid is only two. He probably would have pushed the other kid back (and I would have told him to stop pushing too) but he was too busy hanging on for dear life as he didn’t, you know, want to fall backward off a seven foot slide. He’s funny that way.
The mom of the cute kid in overalls with the red hand print on his face.