The question - WWYD?
The situation - When I went to pick up my 4.5 year old from day care yesterday he was out on the playground. The teachers were sitting at the picnic table near the building and knew which play structure he was on but didn’t have direct line of sight (totally normal, half the class was near the picnic tables as various kids wandered back and forth). As I walked over I could tell there was another kid next to him then saw the other kid, a little girl, give him a little shove. He immediately started soccer-crying, I’m not sure he even knew I was there yet but he might have. The girl immediately said he had pinched her, he denied it, and I was like (in my head) well fuck. Out loud I said we all need to use nice hands when playing with our friends. Apparently they had a disagreement about who was allowed to play on that “castle”, he had told her to go play somewhere else, she thought that was bullshit, I also thought that was bullshit and told him she was allowed to play here and he’s going home anyway. Really I just wanted to grab him and go because we had somewhere to be shortly.
I did right, right? Should I have told her/them to talk to the teacher? They’re supposed to be figuring out socializing stuff in preschool right? I feel awkward when it comes to more than one kid at a time (only child parenting an only child).