So this week was my DH weekend/week with his DD (5) and we were having a great family weekend until all crap hit the fan! I ran out to run an errand really quickly and when I got back the story I heard was unbelievable and the aftermath of that was even more unbelievable. According to my DH my SD was sitting on the floor playing legos and our older dog came over to sit by her. After about 2 minutes or so my SD looked at the dog and punched it in the face and said she was going to eat her legos (the dog can?t even find treats to eat so I really doubt she was looking at the legos thinking they were delish). Anyways my DH was shocked and asked her what she thought she was doing, why she did that, and if she would like it if someone punched her in the face just because she was sitting next to them. She walked over to him in tears put her chin out and said you should hit me I am a bad girl and mean. He was in absolute shock by this and just sent her to his room. When I got home he told me what happened and I just couldn?t believe it, why on earth with she feel the need to punch the dog and then tell him to hit her because she is bad and mean?!?!? I tell him to go talk to her and explain to her about not hitting the dog and ask her why she thinks she is bad and mean. Well while up there she says she wants to kill herself which of course puts my husband in even more shock and he is just like why would you say that? Who did you hear that from? After asking this quite a few times she finally says her mother. Well we bring her downstairs and try to explain to her the seriousness of this statement and try to figure out what context her mom said it in if she even said it. DH calls BM and when he tells her what was said she is upset very upset and kept asking why would a 5 year old ever say that? So this leads us to believe that maybe she didn?t hear this from her mom like she said. Little past info whenever we ask her anything about where did she do this or learn this it?s always her mom even if it?s not true so we obviously can?t always trust these statements. But here is the strange part...as soon as we start eating dinner everything changed. Suddenly she was this happy child and laughing and giggling and asking about the cake we made earlier in the day. After dinner she asked for a treat and my DH asked her if she thought she deserved it she responded with "I said sorry" in a very snotty tone. So sorry for the novel but did we just get played or do we have a serious issue on our hands? We are taking her to her 5 year checkup soon and going to ask the doctor for a recommendation for a therapist but I am just really at a loss right now with what to think about this whole situation. Thanks for reading ladies!