I was at a restaurant recently with some mommy friends and our kids. We were outnumbered. I witnessed a friend’s daughter hit another younger kid’s face. She started to cry. No one else saw. I tattled.

The offender got in trouble. I later felt a little guilty. Had I done the right thing? Should I have minded my own business? My rationale at the time was that I didn’t want the smaller child to get hurt again. But had I overstepped my bounds? My mommy friend seemed okay with the situation but who knows what she said to her husband in private about my decision.

This incident got me thinking, is it okay to tattle on a friend’s kid? Would you want a friend to tell you if your child was acting out when you weren’t looking?

Please tell me what you think!

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