Their friend made a point of coming over to tell me that they tend to overreact and she thinks they shouldn't let their daughter play with other toddlers, unsupervised. (We were at a Chick-Fil-A, where parents can eat at tables pushed up against a window, overlooking a small play area. So you can see your child - except for moments when they're rounding a curve in a climbing tube, or inside that plastic tree - but it takes a few seconds to physically get to them, if there's a problem.)
My son said, "Mommy, there was a bump on that girl's tummy, so I just pulled it off!"
I would still like to know what a G-tube is? I'm familiar with N-G tubes. Is that what they meant, or was it something directly into her stomach, like my 2-y-o described? Do parents put it in for feedings, or does a doctor place it and it's supposed to be permanent? Was my son necessarily aggressive or mean, in removing it, or could it have happened easily, as the result of normal, impulsive, toddler curiosity?
In other words, was it appropriate that I only gave him a talk? ("If you see something unusual on another person's body, you can ask, 'What is that?', but you can't touch, because you might hurt them. When you pulled that bump on that little girl, it hurt her and now her parents are upset.") Or should I have made him sit in the corner, or leave the playground, like I would have if he'd hit another kid?