Ugh, I hate that. I always thought I'd never be the type to have a go at someone else's child, but the old mama-bear instincts kick in sometimes, and you just have to do something, especially if the kid's own parents aren't doing anything. Not sure you'd find me walloping a kid between the eyes, mind you
, but I would have done something.
I had an incident the other day, except my little boy wasn't with me. I was just parking up in Cheshire Oaks car park, and getting something out the boot, when I looked round to see a kid, about 7/8 years old, runnning hell for leather across the car park (she'd spotted the kid's play area). She shot across the road, straight out in front of a Ford Fiesta, driven by an old bloke. No idea how he didn't hit her, but he screeched to a halt, missed her by millimetres, and she just ran off
. Poor bloke, he just sat there for ages, probably in shock, so I knocked on his window and asked if he was OK. He didn't look it, but said he was fine, we had a chat, and he went off. I did something very much out of character for me - I went and found her in the play area, and had a right go at her. I was shaking like a leaf, and really angry with her for nearly getting herself killed, and nearly ruining that guy's life. Looking back on it, I feel a bit sorry for her, she looked terrified of me
, as I looked a bit like this
, but I really hope something went in, and she doesn't do it again. The parents? Nowhere to be seen