Frankly I don't care what the kids problem is. If it is behaving that rudely, the mother should NEVER sit back and laugh about it. IMO that is disgusting and I cannot keep my mouth shut about it, nor will I.
Oh, and my worst comment to date has been "If you won't bring your child back into line, I'll do it for you. Get your little brat away from me NOW." That was about the kid punching me in the stomach. I can tell you now the smile left that womans face and she rushed over to get her child.
Yes what happened was hard, but TBH it was probably for the best. I didn't want kids at the time - I still think I'm too selfish for them. It gets to me when people turn around and say "Do you have kids yourself? Oh you don't? What would you know about it then?" I know that's not what you said but that is the way it feels. It's my problem to deal with, and I do apologise to you for speaking the way I did to you. You didn't need or deserve that at all. I do hope you can accept my apology.
That is truly touching! I would have the same reaction DA, what an absolutely amazing mum!