Except one boy. This guy worked his way up and down the row using his hat to hit the other boys in the head. Eventually it was the Kid's turn. Hat Boy hit the Kid. The Kid asked him to stop. Hat Boy did it again and again the Kid asked him to stop. I was sitting behind the boys watching this play out. After the third hit, I spoke up.
"Hat Boy!" I hissed. "Enough!"
Hat boy moved on to someone else. But what happened next is what mattered.
The Kid looked back at me and winked. I nodded my head subtly. We didn't need words. Best parenting moment ever.