I have been working more lately and as a result we have had to call on friends and family to help with the kids. Luckily we have a very tight support group around us and usually getting help isn’t too hard. Last week it was more reasonable to send the children to their grandparent’s and let them pass the kids between the 2 houses. While at my mother’s house a middle school friend of mine helped watch them and all was well. That is until Anthony came home and told me she hit him. He told me that it was on his leg and because he
had kicked her in the shin. WHAT?! I have made Anthony fully aware that if someone makes him uncomfortable or hurts him he should tell me as soon as he can so Mommy can address the issue, and he does. Imagine my surprise when I find out someone I have known for 7 years has taken it upon herself to raise a hand against my child. So here I am, scared all over again to leave my kids with someone who isn’t me because people are capable of near anything when they are angry. I spoke to my mom this morning about it and she shared my combination of emotions about the situation we have found ourselves in. Anger, shock, hurt that she feel the need to take discipline to this extreme against a child that is not hers. How do other people out there handle situations like this? I know that he needs to be disciplined and that kicking is not ok. Anthony knows that also make no mistake. There was no bruising where she hit him and if he hadn’t told me I would have had no idea it ever happened. But if someone I have been close with for so long can think its ok to do this then how can I trust a baby sitter who doesn’t know me at all? Comments please I’m in new Mommy territory.
P.S I’m pretty bummed I haven’t been around posting as often lately. I’m going to make sure that I fit my blog in more, mostly because it’s important to me and I dig the support I receive from my readers. 🙂 ❤