Yesterday we went to get the kids haircut and had to wait as we were early for our appointments. It was a kids' place so they had a little waiting area with a train table, lego table and chalk board. Both of mine immediately went to the train table. There were only a few trains there to start but 2 boys, probably around 7-8 and 5-6 (brothers) had them all. DD asked "may I have a train please?" and the boys told her no. DD repeated herself and DH finally intervened and told the boys that they had plenty of trains and could surely spare one. The older one smirked and say "no we can't." DH looked at the kid and said "this is enough -- give them a train." Eventually after a bit more back and forth, the boys abandoned the train table altogether. No idea where the parents were but certainly not in that little area.
The thing is that I was not going to intervene and was about to tell DD that sometimes there are mean people who don't share and let her choose between continuing to ask for the train in the hopes they would be nice or choosing another thing to do. Loudly, naturally, so the boys and hopefully their parents would hear. I tend to think DH interfered a little much but while it was unlikely to cause an issue with DD, DS probably would have gotten upset.
In a situation like that, WWYD? TIA!
DD -- 5YO
DS -- 3YO