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Lol. Reminded me of one of my best (or worst) Dad moments...


Came to pick up my daughter at daycare and she was alone in the playground crying, except for one friend consoling her. I looked over at the daycare guy and he says, "A boy kicked her, I sent him inside."...

So, my Dad rage (it's a real thing) kicks in. I pick up my daughter crying and carry her inside and ask her to point out the boy to me. She does. I walk over, and in a stern voice say, "If you ever touch my daughter again, I'll do the same to you as you do to her." I heard another daycare worker gasp behind me at the time. Then I walked out.

I get a call from the director asking me about the incident. I tell the story and end it with, "I let the boy know that what he did was not acceptable behavior." rather than my actual words.

Results: lazy daycare dude got fired, boy learned some manners, and my daughter knows for certain that I always have her back that has resulted in a certain confidence.

I sometimes feel a little bad for overreacting, but not too much. I rationalize it by saying, "Hey, if he were to give her a hug, he'd get a hug.. so it really wasn't a threat.". lol.

(In response to this post by Zhoo)

Posted: 06/17/2019 at 7:12PM



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