Yesterday my sister-in-law unleashed a torrent of verbal abuse during a family gathering, which culminated in her pinning her sister to the floor and punching her, and when I asked her to leave, a loud and angry stand-off ensued, with she and I both swearing at each other, culminating in her hitting me and leaving.
My 5- and 2-year old children witnessed the whole thing (as well as her kids).
So when my 5-year old asked me "why was Eloise sitting on top of Giovanna?", I wasn't quite sure what to respond. I told him "Eloise went a bit crazy", and it wasn't nice, she shouldn't have done it, and so on.
But I don't know if that was the best way to handle it.
Should I raise it again with him pro-actively?
If not, and he raises it again, what should I do?
To clarify, Eloise and Giovanna are adults, and sisters of my wife.