This were your child? I got up very early to take the dog out and couldn't get back to sleep. Since Wally World is 24 hours; I decided to go there to pick up a few things and take advantage of the store being dead empty. A four or so year old boy was in full meltdown. He bolted for the door and I reacted totally instinctively and caught him by the hood of his sweatshirt as he flew past me. Upshot is that I've got a dandy set of tooth marks on my left hand. The little so-and-so BIT me! Okay, I can totally see this from the kid's point of view. What I don't get is the mother's reaction..."Oh, he has issues" I don't know about you, but if my kid bit someone I'd be mortified! I'd certainly ask if they wanted medical attention and at least ask if they were okay. I'm fine. The bite didn't break the skin, just left bruising. It's the cavalier attitude of the mother-figure (I have no idea if she was the mother or foster parent or even the nanny) that got to me. I've had more reaction out of owners whose DOG snapped at me than I got out of this woman.