This past weekend, my trail riding club had a 3 day ride. Everyone was very relaxed and in good spirits. Beautiful weather, great trails , good company ect...
A new member and his family were also on the ride. His daughter is about 10 years old. Well here we were riding and stopped to take a rest (pee break) and his daughter says in a very snotty tone "What the hell is your problem?!" She said it loud enough for all to hear. Dad did nothing.
We all looked at her in disbelief and yes, a little disgust. Totally uncalled for and IMO very inappropriate and disrespectful. I was very near and couldn't for the life of me figure why she said what she did as her father's horse was not real near her to cause any issue. Maybe he asked her something? Who knows.
Anyways, I guess I'm wondering if I am very old fashioned to think that was something she should have be disciplined over? Yes , maybe taken aside by Dad and sternly spoken to, or even treated to a bit of a tongue lashing in front of everyone since she made sure everyone heard her (plus she added a little snotty smirk). Yes, in watching her with her family, she behaves like she is a pampered princess and was rude to several adults back at camp. So, am I totally out of touch with how children should behave and speak to parents/adults?