Before the day ended, I witness Boy #1 punching Boy #2 directly in the face. Hard.
Boy #2’s mom is sitting out of sight.
Me: (to #1) Get out.
#1: He hit me first.
Me: Don’t care. Go home.
#2: We were playing.
Me: He punched you hard in the face, and you were PLAYING?
#1: My parents pick me up.
Me: (to #1)Go sit with your mother. (to #2) Sit over here and wait for your parent.
Mom #2: It’s okay. They know each other from school.
Me: It’s not OK, that kind of behavior is not allowed here.
#2’s mom comes, barely speaks English, so with a series of hand gestures and one parent having pity and translating, she understands.
Mom #1: Miss, I want to apologize, I’m so sorry my son hit your son. That is unacceptable. I will speak to him at home.
Mom #2: No, no! It’s OK don’t worry, they were playing. I’m not upset.
Me thinking: NO IT’S NOT OKAY WHY IS THIS OKAY YOUR SON GOT DUFFED IN THE JAW WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!