My little sis and her family came down to visit us for a few hours yesterday. She has two girls (6 & 4) and a little boy (2) and they love to come play with my boys. Last time they came, we turned them loose on the play ground and they had all got a long great. But today it was raining, and having 5 kids trapped in the Nutshell with four adults can be chaotic to say the least.
Sammy was so pumped to have visitors that he got overly excited. Then after the initial excitement, he starts getting violent. I don't know why, I think it has to do with the whole male territorial thing plus all Sam's communication issues all wrapped up into one big package. Not an attractive package either. If it really was one, it would look like one of those suspicious gifts wrapped in newspaper that make you want to call the bomb squad.
Sammy wouldn't stop kicking, hitting, and stealing toys from the kids. He was laughing while the others were crying. Finally, I had had enough when my little 4 year old niece came in to report that Sam was once again hitting the other kids. When I blurted out: "Just hit him back!"
Not my proudest moment.
My sister and brother-in-law gave me strange looks. My niece got a creepy little smile and darted away back to the bedroom where the kids were congregated.
Not 2 seconds later we hear a scream. Sammy comes running out screaming.
I gave him a hug and said, "It's not fun to be hit, is it?"
I was hoping my mommy blunder didn't cause permanent damage to any of the kids. I know Sammy got over it pretty quick, because after a second or two he forgot why he was crying. Stopped, and then took off back to play. Needless to say, we had no more incidents.
But I still feel terrible that I sanctioned hitting!!! Arg! I promise I will never do it again... does it count if my fingers are crossed?
Am I the only one with bad mommy moments??