Tonight I watched something that upset me a lot. We were down at the hotel pool. We were there for a while when another family showed up. Two kids, both looked to be in the 3-4 range.
The daughter looked to be clearly a biological child. The son was clearly of a different race than everyone else present. He was a medium brown.
The daughter taunted the son. The “mother” proceeded to take away the boy’s flotation device and torture him.
I can’t think of another way to describe a mother forcing a little kids head under water while the kid screams “no, please stop mommy.”
The mom said, “Stop yelling you little pussy.”
We left. I don’t know these people and it isn’t an incident that the police would take seriously. I can’t report them to CPS because I don’t know who they are.
The world is such a sad place.
I hope that little boy has someone protect him at some point. I will spend tonight weeping at my helplessness. I feel so useless. He deserves better.
I didn’t intervene because it has been fairly well documented that intervening in situations like that often escalates the problems for the kid. I felt so completely useless.