This is already tl;dr, but I am finishing it. So, the mom called out from her porch, hey, can the kids play in the sprinkler, and I said no, they can’t. She looked at me in shock, and I told her I would come talk to her. So, I went up there, explained it all and her friend kept saying, no, I have never heard the kids be mean to here, I have never seen any of this happening, and I was like, seriously? They came and tattled on her for being sassy and said they wouldn’t play with her.
So, the sprinkler thing. I am hoping it taught the kids at least a little about excluding others and how it felt. How would you have handled it?