Wow. Unbelievable! Glad you showed restraint and sounds like you're being an awesome mummy to your girls by giving them time and space to talk it out. Wow.
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27-10-2014 19:19 #71
27-10-2014 19:19 #72
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27-10-2014 20:03 #73
27-10-2014 20:11 #74
I just don't understand how someone in their right mind justifies spitting on a child . I'm sorry this happened to you op
27-10-2014 20:27 #75Senior Member
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I'm so glad you followed up with the police and they've been so good about it
You're an amazing Mumma! You handled such a horrible situation so well x
27-10-2014 20:33 #76Senior Member
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I'm not a violent person. I avoid conflict at all costs. I've never been in a physical fight before and I'm nearly 40. I don't even know how to throw a punch.
But if someone were to spit/hit my kid and my kid was at no fault, I'd consider hitting back.
I don't condone violence, but I would never allow an adult to spit on a child. For me, IF I had the guts (and that's a big if coz I've never been in a fight in my life), I would fight back.
I know you and others may disagree with me, but for me there are times in your life when you need to stick up for yourself. I don't want my kids to think that violence is the answer but I also do to want them to think that they can't defend themselves in *extreme* circumstances.
The only thing that would stop me in doing so would be the thought that they may have a gun or knife on them and use it on me/the kids if I were to do something.
27-10-2014 20:42 #77
Thanks for responding to what I said without the eye-rolling :P
I agree that violence can be justified if it's in the pursuit of defence... actually preventing yourself or someone else from being attacked.
In any other circumstance, whilst I can see the temptation, I don't think that's any justification. Hitting someone after the fact isn't helping anyone. It isn't preventing any damage from being done, and it's violating someone else's bodily autonomy (which is not, in my view, void due to their actions).
Anyway, sorry for the brief de-railing OP!
27-10-2014 20:55 #78Senior Member
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Omg! Only read OP but what a f'n biatcg!
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27-10-2014 21:37 #79
If it were just me in Spotlight with a couple of mates kids and my own little ones.... After hearing her initial squawks about the basket, I probably would have kept the kids behind me, slid the empty basket along the floor in the direction of loudmouth nutjob, and brisky ushered the kids as far away from her as I could. Think of it like throwing a shmackos to an angry terrier. If she kept coming.... Well, that would be her second mistake for the day.
If it were me shopping without little people of my own to protect and it was someone elses kid getting spat on, I would have grabbed the feral and held her until we established ID or the divvy van turned up... Whichever was sooner.
I hope they catch up with her and that she doesn't contest the matter or you will get dragged to court too. Spotlight and the entire complex can also ban her.
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