A few days ago I saw a movie in which a man hit (beat) his wife in front of their 4 or 5 year old daughter, and she died as a result. A few days later, after being beaten, and crying bitterly, the little girl walks up to her dad and asks “daddy why do you hate me so much? You beat mummy and she died, now you are beating me too…even when I’m hungry, you still beat me”…
That reminds me of another movie I saw, probably a few years ago. There, a man who had the habit of hitting his wife, was beating her again, when he was hit on the head with a ceramic object, by their 7 year old boy who had simply had enough of daddy hurting mummy…The man died.
So, what’s to be done? Stand aloof and watch helplessly as dad hits mum (as in the little girl’s case) or attempt to defend mum, even if dad gets hurt or dies in the process (as in the boy’s case)?
Ok, forget about kids for a second…they’re only kids aren’t they?
As an ADULT, what would you do if your dad hit your mum…consistently…?