To cut a long story short, my sister smacked my child who was 2 at the time. My DC was being very trying (as 2 year olds are) and 'slapped' (if we could even call it a slap) my sister in the face. My sister then reacted immediately and smacked her on her bottom.
She apologised soon after and even shed a few tears as she does not believe in smacking other people's children (though she does believe in smacking if she had her own).
How would you handle it? I was shocked and didn't know what to do or think. I softly muttered it's okay thinking she felt bad enough, why make it worse? But now when I think about it, I just get angry and think she should have controlled herself better.. There is no excuse.
I should add that she has never really gotten along with this particular child (out of all my children) and often says the child acts very princessy and always wants her way. She has never smacked any of my other children.
So.. How would you handle this scenario? What would you have done if your sister or brother smacked your child in a heated moment?