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lovely sleepover but parent hasn't turned up to collect kid

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bringnbuy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:33:41

really hacked off. dd had two friends over for a sleepover. i picked them up from school, took them to pizza express for supper even though couldn't afford it really but thought it would be nicer than me cooking for them (as wimpy wasn't open due to snow), up for hours having a lovely time. invite clearly said COLLECT 10:30am, other kid was just picked up, a bit late but fine. no sign of other mum, over an hour late. i sent a plite text hour hour ago, no response. dh is hiding upstairs as had enough, you know how it is, after a while you have had enough of kids arsing around/watching kids tv etc. we have to go out which is why my invite clearly said 10:30, really pissed off, the mum might not turn up for hours, i asked her dd who said 'this afternoon', perhaps she thinks we are a useful creche

Nanny0gg Sat 19-Jan-13 11:34:59

Not the snow causing problems?

Ragwort Sat 19-Jan-13 11:35:18

Why send a text, phone and speak direct to the parent hmm.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 19-Jan-13 11:35:19

take kid home

presume you've rung as well as sent a text?

don't have that kid again [harsh]

Tee2072 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:35:21

Ring her rather than text. Over and over again until she answers her phone and tell her to come collect her child.

And once mum is there tell her, in front of child, that as lovely as it was, you can't have the child sleep over again if the mum can't collect in a timely manner.

Sirzy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:35:35

Have you tried phoning?

Greenkit Sat 19-Jan-13 11:35:40

Pick up the phone and ring her

Clarabell78 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:35:52

Why don't you just phone her?

Tee2072 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:36:02

Also, stop spending money you don't have on other people's children. Who are you trying to impress?

pictish Sat 19-Jan-13 11:36:20

Phone her!!

Clarabell78 Sat 19-Jan-13 11:36:34

Ha! X-post :-)

wewereherefirst Sat 19-Jan-13 11:36:45

Ring the mum or drop her off at home? YANBU

MiconiumHappens Sat 19-Jan-13 11:36:50

Wimpy? Are they still going? shock

Anyhooooo god how annoying, I would feel exactly the same. Can you deliver the child home?

Ruprekt Sat 19-Jan-13 11:38:26

'Hi! This is ** Mum. Just wondering what time you were planning on picking up Jezebel as we have plans and need to go out. That is why the invite said 10.30 am pick up. I feel quite awkward having to phone you but could you come ASAP please.'

VoiceofUnreason Sat 19-Jan-13 11:38:57

Amazing how many people don't seem to realise that you can actually RING and TALK to other people using a mobile phone like you can with a landline....

forgetmenots Sat 19-Jan-13 11:40:34

You have to call her and say that you're heading out soon. Did the original invite stress you weren't going to be around this afternoon? Not that I'm saying you should have to,but worth reiterating so people don't take the piss and think they can have a lie in.

bringnbuy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:40:41

i am shy so i didn't call, i thought sending a text was easier in that sense plus i thought a phone call would seem more hassling. they live within walking distance easy

manicbmc Sat 19-Jan-13 11:41:44

Hassle them. They are using you as a baby sitter.

Sirzy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:41:54

Why wouldn't you hassle though if it's annoying you so much?

pictish Sat 19-Jan-13 11:42:30

It IS more hassling...which is precisely what is needed. The invite said 10.30 and you have stuff to do, so that's it!
There is nothing wrong in hassling her!!
Stop being so wet, and PHONE HER!

bringnbuy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:42:41

i wasn't trying to impress anyone taking them to PE. i couldn't be arsed to cook tbh and thought it would make them happy. they were all excited about going to the wimpy (which wasn't open). why would i want to impress two ten year old kids confused

difficultpickle Sat 19-Jan-13 11:43:34

I think they are rude in being late so no excuse. However I would expect a phone call rather than a text. I have my mobile on silent at work and often forget to switch the volume on when I'm at home so wouldn't hear that a text message had been received.

AgentProvocateur Sat 19-Jan-13 11:43:35

If they live within walking distance, send the child home or you walk home with her. There's no point sitting fuming, when there's a simple solution.

louschmoo Sat 19-Jan-13 11:44:03

Um, a phone call to ask a parent to collect their child when they're already late isn't hassling, it's normal. Just call the mum. You don't have to have a go at her, just say 'are you on your way to pick X up? We need to go out.'

bringnbuy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:44:21

alright already, i will phone her (i know, i AM wet)

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