Oh this kid at the playground made me so mad! Husband was at the barbecue area, and Peaches, the Little Man and I were right next door at the play area. I was pushing the Little Man in the swing, and Miss Peach was playing with an older boy (maybe 7 years old). He was mimicking everything she did, kind of making fun, but she was holding her own with him and I was right there watching so I let it go and just monitored. Then some of the boys younger friends came over and he got mean fast...He started calling her a "dumb baby" and saying "look at the dumb baby who has to wear diapers." I was over there in a flash, and this kid kept teasing her (she is 2). The other boys tried to pretend they were invisible, not this kid. I picked up my Peach and told her to go play with Daddy, which she did. She was completely oblivious to what was going on. I was surprised that the parents had no problem with their kid bullying a 2 year old. As we were leaving, I could hear this kid yelling "Hey look, there goes the dumb baby..."
I wanted to punch this young man! Quite frankly, I was caught a bit off guard by the whole thing...My question is...how would you have handled it? How should I have handled it? I didn't really know what to do, and I wasn't sure if I should have told this boy that this was not a way to treat anyone, and I didn't....Bottom line, what should I have done???