Today we threw our 5yo his first party with 'friends'. We hired out a party room at a local indoor play centre
seeing as the children were 4-5yrs old, 90% of parents hung back (great!) It was nice to actually talk to them as opposed to the drop off/pick up rush of kinder.
anyway, one parent who hung back had a younger sibling (3?? maybe? Child was rather solid and quite tall but based on physical ability and size id say 3. child did not speak other than 'nonononono' but i have an early childhood background so is a fairly well educated guess.)
For this i will call the sibling 'child x'.
All tje children were happy and i look over to see my birthday boy laying on his back with child x ontop. ds was not impressed and was struggling to try and get up.
i went over and said "ohhh...let let *ds* get up" . Child x. just glared st me, so i repeated "please hop off *ds. he wants to get up" child x continued to glare at me and wriggle to meet my ds's moves so he couldn't get up.
Eventually i managed to get child x off.
child x ran out the door into carpark. neither parent was around. refused to come inside. i kept saying come on lets go play/find mum etc and child x just stared at me. i stood near the door out of sight watching and eventually they decided they would come back.
While ds was playing with another, child x pulled him to the ground and once again lay ontop and refused to move,this time ds managed to start crawling away and child x went to bite him on the arm. ds just happened to move it intime but child xhad their mouth opened ready.
talking to ds tonight iasked what he liked most about his party and he said "everything ! But i don't like *child x* (did not know name but described by hair and clothing) i he kept hurting me and i didn't invite him!"
How do you handle this kind of thing? Do you allow siblings? Should i have said something to the parents?