I was going to call this "Mrs Accident Takes Your Advice" but, quite honestly you could advise me anything, and I don't want to be beholden to take it...
Now, down to business.
I have a good friend who has a not-so-good son. Don't get me wrong, he's gorgeous, but he's got Naughty Habits. This is not too serious, he's only (well, let's say between one and three, shall we? That should be vague enough... I'm not talking about YOUR kid, I promise!)
But it's still causing issues for me. When I saw him this week he slapped me clean across the face, hard. He occasionally tries to do the same to my girls, but they have learnt to keep a safe distance (about six feet). I am clearly not as wise as my daughters, and wandered into striking distance. Then.... *whack!*
Now, I'm all for "it takes a village to raise a child", but I also don't want to enforce my village's standards on someone else's child. I don't feel comfortable disciplining this particular lady's kid, probably because she is pretty lax on him herself and I don't want to be seen as a heinous fire breathing dragon. (Again, random friend, if you are reading this, NOT YOUR KID, I promise!)
So what do I do? I assume she knows he's a hitter (hell, blind Freddie knows he's a hitter - he got slapped last Tuesday). Would bringing it up just be restating the obvious? I don't want to offend her by making a huge issue out of her son putting out more hits than the Beatles. (More whacks than the New York Mafia? Being a bigger slapper than Marilee from Dallas? Stop me, please, I'm mal-pun-tioning...)
So, dear reader, what should I do? Advice, please!