My 4 year old face's was a little black and blue with scratches on them when I came home. He said that my boyfriend hit him and called him some bad names. When I asked my boyfriend if that's what he did and why, he said that my 4 year old was pushing my 2 year old and arguing with my 2 year old and being bad. My boyfriend then said that he did not hit him but instead he grabbed my 4 year old by the arm, threw him on the couch, and grabbed his face. Told him to stop being a bad boy. However, my son has marks on his face to prove something more than that happened. Could he have gotten the marks on his face from fighting his little brother then blaming it on my boyfriend? But the two have always been very fond of each other. In fact, they tend to cuddle with each other, hug one another, hold hands when we are out in public, and my 4 year old is always asking where my boyfriend is when he isn't around?
From: CuriousMom, Snowy City, US
Dear Curious Mom,
Do you really think a 2-year-old could strike a 4-year-old with enough force to cause black and blue marks? I don't. Do you notice that your boyfriend is admitting he "grabbed" your 4-year-old and "threw" him on the couch? Those are your words, quoting him.
This is serious. Don't be misled to think that it can't be true, just because your son seems attached to the boyfriend. Even if it's only a kernel of truth, is it worth putting your kids at further risk?
Get this boyfriend out of your kids' lives and, hopefully, out of yours. Readers, let Curious Mom know you agree!