She told me thanks as she quickly walked up and slapped the younger child's hand and grabbed the boy in the green shirt and slapped his hand several times. (At this point, I realized they must be brothers.) When she came back to say thanks for letting her know what happened, I didn't know what to do. I asked her why she slapped her younger child's hand because he hadn't done anything wrong. She said, "Oh, I thought he was spitting too." She never said sorry to this little boy either!
How do you handle situations like these? What should I have said to her? I was so taken aback, I just quietly prayed for her boys and left the area as fast as I could. I can never think of a good reply in the heat of the moment.